Sterling silver and 14 Karat Gold.
Ring is size 10-1/4, it measures approximately 7/8" long and 5/8" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay hand crafted by artist Calvin Peterson, out of genuine sterling silver and 14 Karat Gold. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver or 14KG. One layer forms the foundation, while the second layer is used to design the individual detailed overlay. In this ring, the second layer forms magnificent 14 Karat Gold Bear and Water Wave designs for an excellent finish. In Native American beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership, and is known as the "first helper". The water waves design represents continuous life. The ring is stamped sterling, 14k, and is hallmarked.
Gold is an aggressive masculine vibration; it lifts you up from depressed and futile emotions; it purifies the body.