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Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.
Ring is size 9-3/4, it measures approximately 7/8" long and 7/8" wide.
This is a very exquisite ring that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay hand crafted by artist Gilbert Smith, out of genuine sterling silver, along with a real Turquoise stone and a real Coral. The ring has a total of TWO stones that are gently set in hand cut bezel settings. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver. One layer forms the foundation, while the second is used to design the individual detailed overlay. In this ring, the second layer forms an excellent Buffalo design while being accented with mini silver beads and hand crafted silver work for an outstanding look. The Buffalo is one of the most important animals to the people of the Plains and it is a great symbol to most Native Americans. The Plains Indians had developed life around the buffalo using it in many different ways. It was used for food, tools, shelter, warmth, and weaponry. To some, the Buffalo represents strength, stability, and prosperity. The ring is 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 their appeal and beauty.
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.