Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, and Badger Claw. (Matrix in stones may vary slightly).
Ring is size 8-1/4, it measures approximately 1" long and 3/4" wide.
This is a very exquisite ring that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Ernest Hawthorne, out of genuine sterling silver, a real Turquoise and Coral stone, along with a real badger claw. A total of TWO stones are delicately placed in hand cut bezel settings while mini silver stamped beads and imprinted designs can be seen accenting for a stunning look. The ring is stamped sterling and is hallmarked.
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.
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.