Sterling silver and man made Opal.
Ring is size 8, it measures approximately 1-1/4" long and 5/8" wide.
This ring is a true treasure! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist H. Martinez, out of genuine sterling silver and a man made Opal stone. The stone is carefully placed in a hand cut bezel setting, while being accented by a scalloped leaf design and hand cut silver work for a marvelous finish. The ring is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is the birthstone for October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.