Art in Durango, despite the fire

If you are in Durango for the first time, you will likely be disappointed because of the wildfire, thinking that you can’t do some of the typical Durango activities.  Worry not!  There are lots of things you may have otherwise missed in your eagerness to see and do it all.

Durango is home to many great local businesses, unlike many towns.  We have a great local bookstore, shoe store, outdoor clothing and equipment stores with helpful, knowledgeable staff.  We also have fantastic restaurants and locally owed clothing stores and galleries to find the perfect gifts or treat for yourself.  You can browse to your heart’s content and try things on in person.

At Diane West,  we specialize in one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry and beautiful contemporary art.  Much of our jewelry and art is made by local artists, so we are available to explain the process as well as identify materials used.  As artists, we love what we do and we love to discuss it with our potential customers.

On our website, you will see that we carry only well-made jewelry.  We focus on the details and it shows.  We use very high quality stones and many of the them are custom cut for a look that is unique.  We carry both gold and sterling jewelry, as well as high karat gold fused to steel for the mixed metal appeal.

Much of our merchandise is on our website, but we have an extensive back stock of both jewelry and art, so please feel free to contact us about additional work by any of our artists. Many also offer custom work upon request to guarantee a perfect fit and enduring enjoyment.