Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
Ring is size 8-3/4, it measures approximately 3/4" long and 7/8" wide.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Pearlene Spencer, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is carefully set in a shadow box bezel setting while hand crafted silver work creates a gorgeous bear paw design, finishing the ring perfectly. In Native American beliefs, the bear paw is usually considered a way to call for the power of the animal spirit, or as an indication of the presence of the spirit. It is a symbol that represents inner strength. The ring is stamped sterling and 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.