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Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, Wild Horse, Pink Shell, Onyx, and man made Fire Opal.
Ring is size 9-1/2, it measures approximately 1/4" long and 3/4" wide.
This is a very exquisite ring that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Carmichael Walela, out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor stones. The stones include: real Turquoise, Wild Horse, Pink Shell, Onyx, and man made Fire Opal. A total of FIVE stones are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings, while mini silver beads can be seen accenting in between for a perfect finish.
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.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is birthstone of October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.