THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling Silver and Turquoise.
Ring is size 5-1/2, it measures approximately 1/4" long and 1/2" wide.
This magnificent and traditional ring represents the finest of Zuni craftsmanship! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Lucy Shekya, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise inlay. The inlay is carefully set, while thin silver lines can be seen accenting in between for a wonderful finish. The ring is stamped sterling.
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.