Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Mother of Pearl along with man made Blue Opal.
Ring is size 5-3/4, it measures approximately 1/8" long and 5/8" wide.
If you are looking for elegance and beauty, you have found it! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist C.S. Lonjose out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Real Turquoise and Mother of Pearl, along with man made Blue Opal. The inlay is delicately set, while creating a magnificent design for a perfect look. Ring is hallmarked by the artist.
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.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a 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.