Sterling silver, Cubic Zirconia and real Turquoise.
Ring is size 6-1/2, it measures approximately 1/4" long and 3/4" wide.
This lovely ring will definitely attract plenty of attention! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Marlene Shekya, out of genuine sterling silver along with a Cubic Zirconia stone and real Turquoise inlay. The stone is delicately placed in a silver prong setting at the center of the ring, while the inlay is carefully set on either side of the stone. Thin silver lines can be seen accenting in between the inlay for a marvelous finish. 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 its appeal and beauty.