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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Lapis.
Ring is size 5-1/4, it measures approximately 1/4" long and 5/8" wide.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful ring! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Chester Lonjose out of genuine sterling and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Lapis. The inlay is carefully set, while thin silver lines can be seen accenting in between for a gorgeous look. The ring is hallmarked by the artist.
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.
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.