This handcrafted statement ring features a gorgeous piece of teal-blue Fox Turquoise that measures approximately 15mm x 13mm. It has been made with a solid sterling silver 11 gauge (1.9mm) hammered ring band, a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing, a fine silver bezel setting and a sterling silver twisted trim. The ring has then been sanded, oxidised in parts for contrast, 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!
I have made this ring in a size 12 1/2 (Australian size Z), but it can also be taken to any local jeweller to be sized up or down!
💎 FOX 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.
The Fox Turquoise mine, once called the Cortez mine, is found in Lander County, Nevada. It was one of the largest producing mines in Nevada. The location was known to Native Americans in the area for centuries, but the first official claim was filed in 1914. It is known for its beautiful shades of teal, green and blue. The mine is also no longer in operation, making pieces increasingly valuable to collectors.