Sterling silver and Turquoise.
Ring is size 7-3/4, it measures approximately 1-1/4" long and 5/8" wide.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Southwestern art! The ring is overlay crafted out of genuine sterling silver, along with a real Turquoise stone and real Turquoise inlay. The ring has ONE stone that is delicately set in silver bezel while being accenting by stunning overlaid designs. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver. One layer forms the foundation, while the second layer is used to design the individual detailed overlay. In this ring, the second layer forms a variety of designs. A marvelous inlaid Butterfly design can be seen highlighting and completing the ring beautifully. Stamped patterns can be seen accenting the band of the ring for a marvelous look. 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 their appeal and beauty.