One of a kind Navajo Made ring with a piece of high quality Prince 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: 12.4 grams
The Prince Turquoise Mine produced some awesome Variscite. as well as turquoise. The Variscite from This mine is primarily in vein formation which is located in an area shared by the Milkyway Damaile Mine. The Variscite from the Prince Turquoise Mine when cut shows a nice strong black matrix and the green is a nice olive to dark green. However, the green will run into other shades and even turn a yellow. The Turquoise is a medium blue in brown mud. Most of the turquoise comes in nugget or nodule form and comes from the top of the mountain the mine is on. Originally, This mine was known for the turquoise not the Varascite. The Turquoise from the Prince mine is scarce, but was a deep blue with almost Bisbee Turquoise looking matrix.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.