Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Ring fits size 10 it measures approximately 1-1/8" long and 7/8" wide.
This is a very exquisite ring that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Gloria G. out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The ring has a total of SIX stones, FOUR of which are inlayed and create the snakes eyes, while the other TWO stones are set in hand cut bezel in the midst of a stunning silver snake design. Imprinted patterns can be seen accenting for a brillant finish. In Native American beliefs, the snake is found in many healing and fertility rituals. It is also connected with lightning, speed, and being able to move undetected. The ring is stamped sterling, Zuni, and 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 their appeal and beauty.