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MATERIALS: Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral. MEASUREMENTS: Ring is size 6-3/4, it measures approximately 1/8" long and 3/4" wide. DESCRIPTION: The beautiful features in this ring will make you appreciate Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Verona Waikaniwa, out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise and Coral inlay. The inlay is carefully set, while being accented by thin silver lines for a perfect finish. The ring is signed Zuni and 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 their appeal and beauty. 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.
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