Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.
Ring is size 7-1/2, it measures approximately 1-1/2" long and 5/8" wide.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Amy Lacosbino, out of genuine sterling silver, along with a real Coral and Turquoise stones. A total of THREE stones are gently placed in a hand cut bezel setting, while being accented by scalloped leaf designs and hand cut silver work for a delightful finish. The ring is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of their appeal and beauty.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.