This handcrafted Turquoise ring features a beautiful piece of genuine Blue Ridge Turquoise that measures approximately 9mm x 6mm. It has been made with a 16 gauge (1.4mm) solid sterling silver ring band, a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing and a fine silver bezel setting. The ring has then been sanded smooth and polished to a high shine. Like all my work, it is a completely unique piece made entirely by hand, using recycled silver, cruelty-free materials, and environmentally-friendly methods!
The original size of this ring is a 5 1/4 (Australian size K), but it can also be taken to any local jeweller to be sized up or down!
💎BLUE RIDGE TURQUOISE LORE:
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man's history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred in its adornment and for power, luck, and protection.
Wearing Turquoise is said to bring strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and good fortune. It is a symbol of friendship, aids wearers while traveling and brings peace to the home.
Positioned near Crescent Valley and Gold Acres in Nevada, the Blue Ridge Mine produces only a rare amount of blue and yellowish green turquoise. Due to the presence of zinc, this mine remains one of the most unique deposits for its variety of colour. Turquoise from the Blue Ridge Mine is highly prized by collectors and high-end jewellery crafters for its rare mix of striking blue and vivid green stones.