This handcrafted statement ring features a gorgeous piece of Sonoran Gold Turquoise that is filled with stunning swirls of blue, caramel and green. The stone itself measures approximately 11mm x 9mm, the ring setting has been made with a solid sterling silver 2.5mm twisted ring band, a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing, a fine silver serrated bezel around the stone, and a sterling silver twisted trim. It has then been sanded, oxidised in parts for contrast, and polished to a high shine. Like all my work, this ring has been made entirely by hand, by me, using recycled silver, cruelty-free materials and environmentally friendly methods!
I have created this ring in a size 7 (Australian size N 1/2), but it can also be taken to any local jeweller to be sized up or down.
💎SONORAN GOLD 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.
Sonoran Gold Turquoise is mined in Sonora, Mexico near the city of Cananea. It is known mostly for its eye-catching and gorgeous shades of green and brown, with the occasional splotch of blue or fleck of Pyrite.