One of a kind Navajo Made ring with a piece of high grade White Buffalo stone, 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: 13.7 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.
WHITE BUFFALO (called “albino turquoise” by some and erroneously “white turquoise” by others) is only found in one location in the world. Tonopah Nevada. The mine is owned by the Otteson family who have been mining high quality turquoise in Nevada and Colorado for over 60 years. The trade name “White Buffalo” is used to identify the stone. The white stone is surrounded by black and brown flint-like chert (an opaque variety of quartz) which creates beautiful patterns, and sometimes in rare pieces, a spider-web matrix. The stone appears in veins, is as hard as turquoise and cuts and polishes like turquoise. In the Native American jewelry business, this stone is generally referred to as “White Buffalo”. Although often called “White Turquoise”, White Buffalo is not Turquoise at all. In fact, it is a long way from it. The main mineral is Calcite. But depending on the crystalline structure of the Calcite, it morphs into minerals called Dolomite or Aragonite.