Sterling silver and man made Blue Opal.
Ring is size 8-3/4, 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 Juanita Tucson, out of genuine sterling silver and man made Blue Opal inlay. The inlay is gently set, while thin silver lines highlight the ring for an exquisite finish.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is the birthstone for October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.