One of a kind Navajo Made ring with a piece of high quality Aloe Variscite.
Ring Measurements: approximately 3/4's of an inch tall by 1/2 of an inch wide.
Ring Weight: 15.7 grams
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. Its appearance often causes it to be confused with Turquoise. 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.