This handcrafted statement ring features a absolutely stunning piece of bright-blue King's Manassa Turquoise, that measures approximately 9.5mm x 9.5mm. It has been made with a 5.5mm thick floral sterling silver 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 smooth, oxidized 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 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.