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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Lapis, Pink Shell, and Brown Shell.
Ring is size 7-3/4, it measures approximately 1/4" long and 7/8" wide.
This amazing ring depicts the beauty and elegance of the great Southwest! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Carmichael Walela, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor stones. The stones include: Turquoise, Coral, Lapis, Pink Shell, and Brown Shell. A total of FIVE stones are delicately placed in hand cut bezel settings, while mini silver beads can be seen accenting in between for a wonderful finish.
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 its appeal and beauty.