Sterling silver, real #8 Turquoise, and Coral.
Ring is size 9, it measures approximately 1-3/8" long and 1-3/8" wide.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful ring! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist B. Benally, out of genuine sterling silver, along with real #8 Turquoise stones and real Corals. #8 Turquoise is of the highest quality or grade of Turquoise stones in the world, this Turquoise is very rare and looks amazing. The matrix seen in the stone adds character and uniqueness. This ring has a total of NINE stones that are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented with mini silver beads and twisted silver for an amazing look. The ring is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
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.