Sterling silver and man made Opal.
Ring is size 8-1/2, it measures approximately 7/8" long and 1/4" wide.
This is a wonderful piece of Zuni artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Carmichael Walela, out of genuine sterling silver and man made Opal stones. A total of FIVE stones are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings, while mini silver beads can be seen accenting in between for a gorgeous finish.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is 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.