One of a kind Navajo Made ring with a piece of high quality Morenci Turquoise. This ring has a Thunderbird on each side of the ring
Ring Measurements: approximately 3/4's of an inch tall by 1/2 of an inch wide.
Ring Weight: 14.8 grams
The Thunderbird is a widespread figure in Native American mythology in the United States and Canada. ￼ The Mythical Thunderbird Described as a supernatural being, the enormous bird was a symbol of power and strength that protected humans from evil spirits. It was called the Thunderbird because the flapping of its powerful wings sounded like thunder, and lightning would shoot out of its eyes. The Thunderbirds brought rain and storms, which could be good or bad. Good – when the rain was needed or bad when the rain came with destructive strong winds, floods, and fires caused by lightning. The bird was said to be so large, that several legends tell it picking up a whale in its talons. They were said to have bright and colorful feathers, with sharp teeth and claws. They were said to live in the clouds high above the tallest mountains. Various tribes have different oral traditions about the magical Thunderbird, which they both highly respected and feared. In Gros Ventre traditions, it was the Thunderbird who gave the sacred pipe to the people.One of the most famous and well known American Turquoise mines is the Morenci Turquoise mine form Southern Arizona.
The Morenci Turquoise mine is famous for its beautiful true blue Turquoise. Most of the material from this famous mine is a true blue. The mine is also famous for its beautiful Pyrite matrix which is one of the finger prints of the mine. Nothing is more beautiful than sky blue Turquoise with silver colored iron pyrite matrix, or the rare golden pyrite matrix in natural Morenci Turquoise. The mine produces a wide variety of Turquoise from clear sky blue to pyrite matrix material to spider web to aqua blue green stones. Throughout the years the gems from this mine have been a staple in American Indian Jewelry made by all tribes including Navajo Jewelry, Zuni Jewelry and more.