Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Pink Shell, Abalone Shell, and Denim Lapis.
Ring is size 6-3/4, it measures approximately 1/4" long and 7/8" wide.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful ring! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Carmichael Welela, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor stones. The stones include: Turquoise, Coral, Pink Shell, Abalone Shell, and Denim Lapis. A total of FIVE stones are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented by mini silver beads for an outstanding finish.
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.