Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Charoite, Red Oyster Shell, along with Red and Pink Coral (Matrix in stones may vary slightly).
Ring is size 9-1/4, it measures approximately 1-3/8" 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 Roberta Begay, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor stones. The stones inlcude: Turquoise, Charoite, Red Oyster Shell, along with Red and Pink Coral. A total of SIX stones are gently set in hand cut bezel settings, while mini silver beads highlight in between for a fantastic look. 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.