Vintage Hand Crafted Turquoise & Coral Ring
The most amazing Navajo ring I have seen! From Santa Fe, NM and belonging to a retired Native American archaeologist, this fabulous ring is now looking for a new home. The side designs are so impressive and really make a statement. One side has three sun circle representing "home", while the other has the eagle feathers for "Chief". The large deep red coral is natural with mild wear from use and age (cracking and small chips). The oval shaped turquoise is also deep in color with black veining. Both are flat prong set and very secure, no wobbling or movement. Nice and hefty with a solid round underside allows for comfortable wear. This was an item that was made out of friendship with no markings back in the late 60's. You do not see large pieces of natural coral like this in newer jewelry. Coral has been very difficult and limited to harvest as we have damaged so much of the natural supply. This is why so many of the newer items have only small pieces or even coral look a like stones or resins. This is natural and in good condition for it's age. This item can be worn by a lady or a gent. Let's see if we can find this artisan treasure a new home.
- Solid Sterling Silver (tested)
- Natural Coral measures approx. 1-1/16" inch long x 3/8" inch wide
- Natural Turquoise measures approx. 1/2" inch long x 1/4" inch wide
- No Maker's Mark
- Sun Ray - Home / Eagle Feathers - Chief
- Size 8.5 (US)
- 26.08 grams
- c. Late 1960's
Turquoise promotes self-realization and assists creative problem solving. It is a symbol of friendship, and stimulates romantic love. Turquoise aids in the absorption of nutrients, enhances the immune system, stimulates the regeneration of tissue, and heals the whole body. Turquoise crystal properties are connected to the healing energy of water, the life-giving element that sustains the planet and the origins of life itself. This energy of renewal and rejuvenation is what gives the Turquoise crystal its unique ability to support healing intentions and overall well-being.
Red Coral is also referred to as Corallium rubrum. The marine polyps that create Red Coral live in clear, tropical to subtropical waters and are usually found between 15-160 feet in depth. The deeper the coral lives, the lighter the color will be. Deep, ox-blood-colored Red Coral is most highly valued. Red Coral also comes in varying colors of orange and even light pink.
Red Coral promotes success in life and business, helps give confidence to those in leadership roles, and even promotes luck in sporting events. It's connection to lifeblood helps promote physical health and well-being and even strengthens the immune system.
Connected to Mars, this stone helps pull energy from the aggressive planet, balancing it as it is received and channeling it into usable energy for your life. Enhancing physical and mental stamina, Red Coral prevents negative, draining energy and helps keep you balanced. Red Coral is also a stone of wisdom, helping you make better decisions and to use rationality. It is even thought that Red Coral increases maturity and eliminates foolish or non-serving behaviors.
Turquoise balances and aligns all the chakras, stabilizing mood swings and instilling inner calm. It is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks. Turquoise promotes self-realization and assists creative problem solving.