One of a kind Navajo Made ring with a piece of high quality New Lander Variscite. 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: 12.2 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.
New Landers Mine:
The New Lander Turquoise is very beautiful! The most famous gem material from the New Landers mine is the Chalcociderite and Variscite with black spider web matrix. Most of This material looks like Lander Blue only it is green, orange, and yellow, mostly green. A lot of this material is labeled New Landers Turquoise, but it appears to be varasite or chalcociderite rather then turquoise but is marketed as turquoise, it has the beautiful clarity and depth of varascite It is being mine across the valley from the Old Lander Blue Mine. New Landers, no mater whether if it is Turquoise, Chalcociderite, or Variscite, is very valuable and highly covetted.