One of a kind Navajo Made ring with a piece of high quality Kingman 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: 13.3 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.
The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the oldest and highest producing Turquoise Mines in America. It was originally discovered by prehistoric Indians well over 1000 years ago. Kingman Turquoise is known for its beautiful sky blue color and produces many variations of blue Turquoise. The Kingman Turquoise mine also produces green Turquoise from the Turquoise Mountain side of the mine.