This handcrafted Turquoise statement ring features a stunning piece of aqua-blue King's Manassa Turquoise with a grey-black matrix. The stone itself measures approximately 17mm x 10mm, and the ring setting has been made with a solid sterling silver 11 gauge (2.5mm) hammered ring band, a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing and a fine silver bezel setting. 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, environmentally-friendly methods and cruelty-free materials!
I have created this ring in a size 6 (Australian size L 1/2), but it can also be taken to any local jeweller to be sized up or down!
💎 KING'S MANASSA 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.
Kings Manassa turquoise is mined at Manassa in south central Colorado. It was originally called the Lickskillet Mine, and was one of the first Turquoise deposits found in Colorado and the Southwest as well. The Manassa mine is believed to first have been mined by the Anasazi / Ancient Pueblo Indians. It is known for its blue-green to green colour with a golden or brown, non-webbed matrix.