This huge beautiful ring is a size 10 and was created by San Felipe Artist Philip Sanchez. The stone is
very white with black and brown.
The display hand is not to scale it's way smaller.
It's marked sterling and signed.
It's just over
2" tall by just by 7/8" wide.
The stone is 1 7/8" tall by 5/8" wide.
weight: 23.9 grams on my scale.
I placed a quarter there for scale.
White Buffalo Stone, also known as Sacred Buffalo Stone, is white with black
and brown inclusions.
It's sometimes called "white turquoise" but it is not turquoise
and from what I gather it's comes from only one mine in Nevada, which is owned by the Otteson family.
Philip Sanchez, San Felipe Artist and Silversmith, was born in 1951 at the San Felipe Pueblo. He was raised on a large ranch with his 8 sisters and 5 brothers. They grew up tending to a variety of livestock and farming fresh fruits and vegetables. Philip stayed close to his roots with livestock of his own and enjoys horseback riding to check on livestock or just to go for a ride at sunset.
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift!
Please note: Pictures are enlarged to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)