na000085Regular price $880.00 Save $-880.00
This sterling silver tufa cast ring by Michael Horse is set with natural Pixie turquoise. The turquoise is a lovely shade of green and is set in 14kt gold. "Michael Horse" is engraved on the inside. As with all of Michael's jewelry, this is made" to last generations.
Size: 11 - Bear Paw is 1.375" H x 1 W - Band is .375" W
Tufa Jewelry: Tufa is a volcanic stone which can be as dense as chalk which has an organic texture. The first thing a jeweler does is examine a piece of tufa for any tiny fractures. If it looks good, the tufa is cut in half and, if there is a design, it is carved into the tufa. There is a pour hole carved into the top and several narrow vents carved into each side. The two pieces are then bound together tightly and molten silver or gold is poured through the hole at the top. If there are any microscopic cracks, the tufa explodes when the metal is poured in and the process has to begin again.