One of a kind Navajo Made ring with a piece of high grade Aloe Variscite and an engraved mountain Cabin scene sitting by a flowing stream on each side of the ring.
Ring Measurements: approximately 5/8th's of an inch tall and 9/16th's of an inch wide.
Ring Weight: 14.4 grams.
This ring features a mountain cabin accented with pine trees and a flowing river engraved on both sides of the ring. This ring reminds me of Dick Proenneke, and his amazing adventures and stories he had when living a peaceful life in Twin Lakes, Alaska.
Variscite is sometimes traded as 'utahlite', a trade name given in reference to Utah, the site of the USA's famed Variscite deposits. Utahlite is often cut and polished into smooth Cabochons. Variscite is becoming one of the most popular semi-precious gemstones on today's market. You will see it being used in all styles of jewelry by all ethnicity of jewelers. Its appearance often causes it to be confused with Turquoise, but Variscite's color tends to be greener rather than blue. In some cases, materials may be marketed as 'variquoise', a name which combines 'turquoise' with 'variscite'. It is a relatively rare hydrated aluminum phosphate mineral, and gem-quality deposits and occurrences are considerably rare; only the highest quality material is used for gemstones and ornate carvings. Variscite takes an excellent polish, often better than that of turquoise. It is most famous for its different shades of green caused by traces of chromium, although its colors can range from light bluish green to medium and dark green and, very occasionally, red.