Features a polished Blue Warrior mine turquoise stone placed in a bezel setting. The stone is encircled with geometric semi-circles and linear designs. Complete with a smooth, polished band for secure wear. There is tarnish that gives the ring an antique quality. The price has been reduced to reflect this.
This listing is for the item only. The Navajo Nation sits on 27,000 square miles within the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.
The Navajo have a rich history and culture and have become known for creating some of the finest sterling silver and turquoise jewelry, incorporating their own traditional motifs with silversmithing. The squash blossom necklace is perhaps one the most famous Navajo styles produced, along with turquoise inlay rings.
Turquoise is an important stone in Navajo culture; symbolizing happiness, good fortune, and good health. The first Navajo silversmith, Atsidi Sani, was taught around 1865 by a Mexican silversmith.Atsidi Sani in turn taught his four sons, who then started teaching other Navajo artisans. In the beginning, Navajo artisans created sterling silver jewelry for themselves and others in the Navajo Nation.
Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present. Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing.Blue Warrior Turquoise is mined in Nevada, and is formed in lava rock, a unique and rare formation! It is often seen in beautiful deep and medium blue hues with a tight black spiderwebbing. This beautiful turquoise is very hard to find.