What is the History of the Turquoise Ring?
Rings have had a mystical and symbolic meaning throughout history and in different cultures. The circular shape represents the cycle of life and eternal love. The custom of giving rings to each other goes back thousands of years. Giving men’s and women turquoise rings as gifts is believed to bring happiness and prosperity. Rings have long been a popular and valuable piece of jewelry for Native Americans, who are known to have many rings with turquoise gems on each hand. Early indigenous rings were made of natural materials such as wood, shell, stone, and bone. They were simple stirrups. With the introduction of metalworking by Europeans, the first metal rings were made of brass, copper, iron, and silver. These metal rings were simple and decorated with carvings. By 1890, metalworking skills were added to the additional elements of patchwork and frame settings for stones. And stones such as turquoise, agate, emerald, ruby, diamond, etc., soon became the main symbol of the ring.
The rings made by the natives of India were highly sought after by tourists, other Indian tribes, and collectors. These rings were inexpensive and varied in styles between artists. And, of course, most people wore more than one ring.
Since the 1970s, the demand for high-quality Indian-made rings has steadily increased. Native Indian silversmiths used silver to make men’s and women’s rings, and gold also had many uses. Some Indian silversmiths also created exotic and unusual gemstones in their rings, making the produced rings very beautiful and artistic. Navajo silversmiths usually make turquoise domed rings and more modern turquoise rings. Gemstone rings can have a very simple design, or we can paint or engrave designs on them by hand.
The Zuni Indians of India are well known for their stone painting and carving skills. They traditionally work with turquoise, coral, black amber, and pearls. Zuni silversmiths are known for their fine craftsmanship in ring making, needle designs, and the enameling of turquoise rings.
From the very distant past, many people have believed and still believe that “turquoise is a stone that was created for man and his peace” even today, in the world of fashion, despite the abundance and variety of jewelry, turquoise, That heavenly color, and its magic has attracted the interest and belief of many people and is particularly popular. In many old and new cultures, turquoise is mentioned as a sacred stone and a talisman of happiness and good luck. Handicrafts made of the turquoise gem, found during archaeological excavations in Egypt in tombs dating back to three thousand years before Christ, are the oldest proof of this and show that the ancient Egyptians used turquoise. They considered it a spiritual and sacred gem. The kings of ancient Iran used heavenly blue gemstones such as turquoise to decorate their hands and necks and believed that this colorful gem would protect them from unnatural death or, as they say, “suspended doom,” hence the change The color of the gemstones used in their necklaces and bracelets was not auspicious. It was a dangerous sign for the person using it. Still, today it is not a secret that factors such as light, cosmetics, dust, fat, amount HP of the skin, and some other chemical factors cause the color of the turquoise gem to change, none of which is an alarm for the user of this precious and beautiful stone.
We advise you to protect your men’s or women’s turquoise rings by not exposing them to soaps, lotions, or household detergents so that their color and beauty are not lost. You should not wear your turquoise and silver rings when working in the laboratory or where the turquoise gem may be bumped or scratched.
And finally. Turquoise contains the blue colors of the sky and the green of life, and you will have a piece of the sky in your hands by having a men’s or women’s turquoise ring.