Tehya Oyama Turquoise (Tm) "winter Ridge" Turquoise 16mm Round Cabochon Rhodium Plated Copper Ring. Measures Approximately 3/4"l X 3/16"w. Not Sizeable. Oxidized Finish.
Native Americans have cherished turquoise for thousands of years, revering it as a protection stone having a direct connection to the sea and sky. However you choose to look at it, turquoise is certainly a beautiful treasure from the earth, which is why Jewelry Television is excited to offer you Tehya Oyama Turquoise (pronounced Tay-ah O yah muh). Meaning precious gift, this line of jewelry truly is rare and precious because only natural turquoise from the prized areas around the world are used in this collection. Each turquoise has its own unique characteristics making every piece of jewelry an individual in its appearance, history and locale. Go ahead and give yourself a precious gift with Tehya Oyama Turquois(TM), exclusively at Jewelry Television and jtv.com. Winter Ridge was discovered on the North Eastern slope of the Cerbat Range. This area is higher land but still arid and hard. This turquoise made a southern journey close to 2000 miles in the back- satchels and baskets of Native traders. Its trade value was higher than any other trade commodity. It was a highly demanded product for trade, and to this day, its exact origin continues to be a secret only a few people know. Its bright blue color contrasting with swirled clouds of white and grey was thought to give its wearer strength and endurance to survive the hardest winter, the hottest summer or the worst coastal storm. The gems would be traded for items such as coral beads, seashells and other materials that were otherwise unavailable to them. This "Turquoise Trail" was used for several hundred years, beginning in the Cerbat Mountain Range in Kingman, Arizona and ending in what is now lower Baja California.