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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Malachite, Jet, Mother of Pearl, along with Red and Orange Oyster Shell.
Ring is size 9-3/4, it measures approximately 1" long and 7/8" wide.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful ring! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Ray Jack, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Malachite, Jet, Mother of Pearl, along with Red and Orange Oyster Shell. The inlay is carefully set, while thin silver lines and imprinted designs can be seen accenting and completing the ring amazingly.
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.
Malachite is famous for its radial banding and deep green color. Popular today for use in Southwestern style jewelry, malachite was also popular in the past with the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. It was worn as a good luck charm to keep away danger and illness. It is believed to balance and stabilize ones emotions.