Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Ring is size 10-1/2, it measures approximately 1-1/8" long and 1" wide.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Jeanette Saunders, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of TWO Turquoise stones are carefully placed in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented with silver beads, hand crafted scalloped leaf designs, and a silver bear for a stunning finish. In Native American beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership, and is known as the "first helper". The ring is stamped .925 (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.