THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Opal, Picture Rock, and Black Jade.
Ring is size 6-3/4, it measures approximately 1/2" long and 3/4" wide.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing ring! This piece of jewelry is hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Picture Rock, Black Jade, and man made Opal. The inlay is carefully set, while thin silver lines and imprinted silver beads can be seen accenting for a delightful finish.
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 the birthstone for October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.