Native American Jewelry - Sterling Silver Filigree and Turquoise Ring Size 5.25 and 5.5 - Hand Made in the USA
This cast Turquoise and Sterling Silver ring is so dainty. The turquoise oval stone is set in beautiful silver filigree. The front half of the band is in filigree design narrowing to a smooth band on the back of the ring measuring 1/8" wide.This ring is hallmarked $ "c" in a circle and stamped .925.
This ring weighs 4.3 grams and comes in a few sizes. The turquoise stone in the center measures 1/4" wide by 5/16" high.
Turquoise, the gemstone worn by pharaohs and Aztec kings, is probably one of the oldest gemstones known. Turquoise is one of the oldest protection amulets, and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures. Native Americans and many of the Indian tribes in Mexico used turquoise for currency, and the stone is still associated with the religious rites of the Navajo. Turquoise is greenish-blue or pale sky blue. The name means "Turkish stone" as it came to Europe by way of Turkey. Turquoise was mined more than 6,000 years ago in Sinai. The best turquoise comes from Iran, but not much is exported now. Much of our turquoise today comes from Mexico and the United States. Because it remains fashionable, turquoise is quite highly prized, although it is fairly plentiful.Turquoise is the birthstone for December. If given a turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. The turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home. This stone is very personal and meaningful to the one who wears it. Turquoise carries great wisdom of basic truth within it.