Sterling Silver and man made Blue Opal.
Ring is size 6-1/4, it measures approximately 1/2" long and 3/8" wide.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Ester White, out of genuine sterling silver and a man made Blue Opal. The stone is gently set in a hand cut shadow box bezel setting, while placed in a lovely bear paw design. Hand cut bear paw patterns add style and complete the ring perfectly. In Native American beliefs, the bear paw is usually considered a way to call for the power of the animal spirit, or as an indication of the presence of the spirit. It is a symbol that represents inner strength. The ring is stamped sterling.
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 birthstone of October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.