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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Mother of Pearl.
Ring is size 8, it measures approximately 7/8" long and 5/8" wide.
This lovely ring is a work of art and has everything you could possibly want from a piece of Native American jewelry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Pino Yunis, out of genuine sterling silver and real Multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Mother of Pearl. The inlay is carefully set, creating a fabulous Thunderbird design. Mini silver beads accent the ring for a dazzling finish. The ring is signed Zuni and hallmarked.
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.