THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, and Coral.
Ring is size 6-1/2, it measures approximately 1-3/8" long and 3/4" wide.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Southwest art! This ring is an extraordinary piece of jewelry that is crafted out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise and Coral stones. The ring has a total of THIRTEEN stones that are delicately set in silver bezel, while mini silver beads and silver work can be seen accenting for an exquisite finish. 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.