THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling Silver and Turquoise.
Ring is size 7-1/2, it measures approximately 3/8" long and 5/8" wide.
This is a wonderful piece of Zuni artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist S. Haloo, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of FIFTEEN stones are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented with mini silver beads and twisted silver for a fabulous finish. The ring is 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.