This gorgeous ring is definitely a statement ring and one sure to get noticed. I created an Aztec style texture around the beautiful genuine Turquoise. Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye, as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth. Its unique shade of blue, often blue-green, lends it name, Turquoise, to all things of this tranquil hue. The delicate veining or mottled webbing in cream or brown is inherent to the stone and serves to enhance its character.
The name Turquoise is derived from the French, pierre turquoise, meaning “Turkish stone,” because the trade routes that brought Turquoise to Europe from the mines in central Asia went through Turkey, and Venetian merchants often purchased the stone in Turkish bazaars. [Simmons, 419]
For thousands of years, Turquoise has spanned all cultures, prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility and the power of immortality. [Eason, 239] 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.
To create this ring, I hand textured and formed the beautiful band. And I love to make each ring unique. In addition to the bold texture on the top, I added an intricate gorgeous soft testure to the ring shank. The ring measures 18mm at the widest top part and has a tapered shank which adds to the comfort of wearing. I also do a hand high polish and bevel the band edges so this ring will be incredibly comfortable to wear. I do take custom requests so if you would like a ring similar to this in a different size, style and a different stone, just let me know.
Each ring has a higher silver content than sterling silver because I blend 999 Pure Silver with 925 Sterling silver to get 960 Sterling Silver. This means the ring has the strength of Sterling Silver but the less need to polish that comes from the 999 Pure Silver.
Because I tumble these rings in steel shot for up to 8 hours, they care completely smooth on the inside and outside of the ring which makes them feel like silk on your finger. And the design is so bold yet elegant that these rings can be worn constantly and will go with anything. This is a ring you will want to wear all the time and is sure to get compliments!
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For holidays I am offering holiday themed gift wrapping for $2 with a hand written name tag or personal message. I can offer all holiday wrapping including Birthdays, Anniversary, Christmas, etc. Be sure to leave me a note for which holiday wrapping you desire if it is not for Christmas. At no additional charge I package all items in beautiful boxes with ribbons. Unless you wish to wrap with specific paper yourself, you can present the item in the original packaging as I also make sure there are no price tags on the item itself. These gift wrap options allow you to have the gift sent directly to the recipient.
You should never use liquid silver cleaner. LIQUID silver cleaner is very harsh and can harm the metal over time as well as remove any patinas that were put on the piece intentionally. Body oils, hairspray, perfume, makeup...just to name a few...can cause Sterling to tarnish so use mild soap and water to clean the piece after wearing. Everyone's body chemistry is different and some people can wear sterling for years without tarnishing it. I personally have high acid content so I can tarnish a chain around my neck in one day. The best way to remove tarnish is with a Moonshine Jewelry Polishing Cloth. I will be offering these for sale in the future.