THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Magenta Turquoise, Opal, Black Inlay and Oyster Shell.
Ring is size 8-1/2, it measures approximately 1/4" long and 3/4" wide.
Pictures alone do not serve this amazing ring justice! This piece of jewelry is hand made out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. Real Turquoise, Magenta Turquoise, Oyster Shell, Black Inlay and man made Opal are gently placed, while thin silver lines can be seen accenting in between for a perfect 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.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is October's birthstone. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens one's psychic and mystical qualities.