Oval double stack inlay ring.Set in solid sterling silver with genuine lapis. The Navajo artist has carefully set the stones on the side channel perfectly. The oval setting measures 1"1/4 x 3/4". The inlay rises 3/8" up from the setting. The wide shank tapers down on the sides allowing the ring to set perfectly on the finger.This is a beautiful ring.
NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED INLAY RING WITH LAPIS Lapis Lazuli – Mines in northeast Afghanistan continue to be a major source of lapis lazuli. It is a stone prized for its intense blue color. The name Lapis Lazuli comes from the Arabic word lazward, from which the word azure comes, which means blue. Ancient Romans used to call it "sapphires," which was subsequently applied to the blue variety of corundum we know today as sapphire.