Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Ring is size 6-3/4, it measures approximately 7/8" long and 3/4" wide.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted, by artist Benjamin Martinez, out of authentic sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is carefully placed in a hand cut bezel setting, while twisted silver, stamped designs, and hand cut patterns can be seen accenting the ring for a fantastic and flashy look. The ring is stamped sterling.
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.