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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Mother of Pearl, and Brown Shell.
Ring size is 5-1/2, it measures approximately 7/8" long and 5/8" at widest point.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful ring! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Pitkin Natewa, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Mother of Pearl, and Brown Shell. The inlay is gently set, creating a wonderful design of an Owl for a splendid finish. The Zuni and Keres Pueblo tribe believe that the Owl is respected as the guise of the spirits of the departed leaders and wise elders. The owl is a skillful, silent hunter that is connected with darkness and night as well as keen eyes.
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.