Sterling silver and Turquoise.
Ring is size 7-3/4, it measures approximately 1" long and 5/8" wide.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing ring! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist L. Begay out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise inlay. The inlay is carefully set, while thin silver lines, silver beads and hand cut work can be seen creating a lovely look. Ring is stamped sterling and 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.