NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED RING WITH LAPIS & 14KT GOLD
Vintage 1980's Navajo handcrafted ring. Super unique and highly detailed. The artist has twisted 2 pieces of sterling silver and then added a single piece of 14kt gold yellow wire in a great design. The single round lapis stone is also wrapped in a gold bezel. This is a thin ring measuring only 1/8" in width.
Stone: 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.