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MATERIALS: Sterling silver and man made Turquoise. MEASUREMENTS: Ring is size 4, it measures approximately 1/2" long and 3/8" wide. DESCRIPTION: This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted, out of genuine sterling silver and a man made Turquoise stone. The stone is carefully set in a hand cut bezel setting, while mini silver beads create an adorable turtle design for a magnificent finish. In Native American beliefs, the turtle represents strength, female power, and fertility. The turtle is also considered to be able to defy death. 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.
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