Lessons of patience learned through motherhood inspired this ring designed by award-winning Native American artist Veronica Benally. A sterling silver turtle provides the frame of the ring while a dazzling collection of colorful gems adorns the turtle's shell. The vibrant stones featured include lapis, blue turquoise, red coral and purple magnesite in circular and pear-shaped cabochons, providing an energetic highlight of color. A symbol of both wisdom and perseverance, this turtle is a beautiful and gentle reminder to not rush through life. The ring measures 1-1/4" long x 1-1/8" wide. Made in America with gemstones from around the world.
Navajo designer Veronica Benally approaches her designs with a motherly perspective that is deeply rooted in her respect for family and culture. Veronica compares the design process to having a child: each individual piece contains a seed of her. The design comes to life as it moves from paper to metal and stones. Believing nature is our provider and should be paid tribute to in art, Veronica adopts elements of nature in her designs, using them in a whimsical and feminine way. Her designs mirror the transformations that nature effects, the process by which something beautiful emerges when raw materials are joined. She experiments with color combinations and materials that others often put aside, creating unique, contemporary designs.
Like all fine jewelry, Carolyn Pollack Sterling Silver Jewelry should be handled carefully. Store jewelry in a plastic bag, dry and wrapped in tissue paper, when not being worn or displayed. Clean sterling silver with a silver polishing cloth when necessary, but never subject to chlorine, silver dips, chemical solutions or ultrasonic cleaners, as these substances can cause the natural gemstones to discolor. Never wear jewelry in a swimming pool.