THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, and Opal.
Ring is size 7-1/2, it measures approximately 5/8" long and 3/4" wide.
This is truly an outstanding ring that will make a great impression! The ring is hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise and man made Opal inlay. The inlay is delicately set, while creating a lovely bear design that adds style for a marvelous finish. In some beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership and is known as the "first helper". 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 their appeal and beauty.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is October's birthstone. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens one's psychic and mystical qualities.