Handcrafted ring by Navajo artist Calvin Begay. High grade Lapis is used for the wide inlay area. The ring is set in sterling silver.The inlay area measures 3/4" x 5/8", with the sides of the ring tapering down to 1/4" at the bottom. This ring has a fantastic presence and feels great on the finger. NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED WIDE BAND INLAY RING BY ARTIST CALVIN BEGAY 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.