Sterling silver and real Turquoise. (Matrix in stone may vary slightly).
Ring is size 7-3/4, it measures approximately 2-1/4" long and 1" wide.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing ring! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Doris Smallcanyon, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of SIX stones are delicately placed in hand cut bezels, creating a detailed Kachina Figure design. Twisted silver, silver beads, stamped patterns, and hand crafted silver work accents the ring for a marvelous finish. The ring is signed 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.