Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, and Coral
Ring is size 8-1/2, it measures approximately 1" long and 7/8" wide.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful ring! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Rita Montoya, out of genuine sterling silver, a real Turquoise stone, and a real Coral. A total of TWO stones are carefully placed in hand cut bezel settings, while being surrounded with mini silver beads, scalloped leaf designs, and a buffalo for a delightful finish. The Buffalo is one of the most important animals to the people of the Plains and it is a great symbol to most Native Americans. The Plains Indians had developed life around the buffalo using it in many different ways. It was used for food, tools, shelter, warmth, and weaponry. To some, the Buffalo represents strength, stability, and prosperity. The ring is stamped .925 (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 its 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.