Sterling silver and real Malachite.
Ring is size 8-3/4, it measures approximately 1-1/8" long and 5/8" wide.
This is a very gorgeous ring that would make a great gift! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Benjamin Martinez, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Malachite stone. The stone is delicately set in a hand cut bezel setting, while beautifully twisted silver wraps around the stone, adding style for a striking finish. The ring is stamped sterling.
Malachite is famous for its radial banding and deep green color. Popular today for use in Southwestern style jewelry, malachite was also popular in the past with the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. It was worn as a good luck charm to keep away danger and illness. It is believed to balance and stabilize ones emotions.