Designed by renown Navajo artist Calvin Begay. This inlay ring is set in solid 14kt yellow gold with genuine Sleeping Beauty turquoise. The unique inlay design has a split pattern that looks great. The ring measures approximately 1/2" wide and tapers down to 1/8". This tapering of the ring shank makes it very comfortable to wear. Sizing is limited but special orders are available. This is a stunning ring. It comes complete with a certificate of authenticity.
NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED 14KT GOLD RING The Sleeping Beauty Mine, located in Globe, Arizona, is no longer an active mine. For many years it produced a wide range of turquoise that is now even more highly prized for its solid soft blue color, with little or no matrix. The color of the turquoise ranges from a deep royal blue to a light sky blue. The mine originally was worked for copper and gold but during the last five decades or so it has produced gemstone quality turquoise in quantities to satisfy the commercial market. In general, the miners lease portions of the "dumps" and sort turquoise from there. The mine is currently closed.