Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Ring is size 8, it measures approximately 3/4" long and 5/8" wide.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Benjamin Martinez, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is carefully set in a hand cut bezel setting, while being surrounded by twisted silver, mini silver beads, and hand crafted silver work for an exquisite look. 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 its appeal and beauty.