THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Red Oyster Shell, and Opal.
Ring is size 8-1/2, it measures approximately 1-3/4" long and 1-5/8" wide.
What a fabulous butterfly ring! The ring is a gorgeous piece of jewelry that is hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver and Multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Red Oyster Shell, and man made Opal. The inlay is gently set, while forming a delightful butterfly design. Cut through work can be seen highlighting and completing the ring for a marvelous look. The ring is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is the birthstone for October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.
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.