Sterling silver and real Dry Creek Turquoise.
Ring is size 9, it measures approximately 1-1/4" long and 7/8" wide.
This lovely ring is equally great for special occasions or everyday wear. This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Daniel Benally, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Dry Creek Turquoise stone. The stone is delicately placed in a hand cut bezel setting, while twisted silver and hand cut silver work can be seen highlighting the stone for an exqusiite 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 its appeal and beauty.