Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, and Coral
Ring is size 12-1/2, 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 Rita Montoya, out of genuine sterling silver, a real Turquoise stone, and a real Coral. A total of TWO stones are carefully placed in hand cut bezel settings, while being surrounded with mini silver beads, scalloped leaf designs, and a 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.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.