Sterling Silver Zuni Corn Turquoise Multicolor Ring Size 7-1/2 PS67447
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Lapis, Malachite, Coral and Howlite.
Ring size is 7-1/2, it measures approximately 7/8" long and 3/4" at widest point.
The beautiful features in this ring will make you appreciate Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Beverly Etsate out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Coral, Turquoise, Lapis, Malachite and Howlite. The Turquoise is hand carved to look like individual pieces of corn, then it is carefully placed into a corn shaped silver setting. In the Turquosie, other stones can be seen resembling different colors of corn. Twisted silver, silver beads, and hand cut work can be seen accenting and adding style to the ring. The corn is a powerful symbol in many tribes. It is used for prayer of fertility and a good growing season. Ring is signed Zuni and by the artist.
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.
Lapis is the perfect stone for wisdom and fortitude. It is also believed to be an excellent stone for decision makers. It helps increase psychic ability.