Cat profile ring. A cat head, carved by hand from a 1,2×1 cm (0,4×0,3 inch) turquoise-colored amazonite. The cat profile ring has been set in a sterling silver frame, which follows the stone. Custom size adjustable between US 6-81/2, EU 16-18.
Design and materials
The ring has not been finished yet. This is why a floss thread can be seen. It will be used to leverage the stone without damaging it.
Amazonite is a soft stone, the small crevices you see on a picture (10 times the real size) are natural to the stone. When polished amazonite resembles finely cracked or spider-webbed marble.
The stone in this ring won’t break if the ring will occasionally fall, but it is not recommended to subject it to mechanical and chemical stress. Better take it off when doing household chores.
The amazonite varies in color from pale blue and green to deep turquoise. This stone is turquoise-colored.
A unique cat ring, a nice gift for a cat lover.
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Amazonite is quite a rare mineral. Though it is named after the Amazon river, it was formerly obtained almost exclusively from the Southern Urals, Russia.
Being a Feldspar it is soft and has layers. It ranges in hue from bright green to turquoise, and can be translucent to opaque. It has a vitreous luster and iridescence throughout the stone. When polished amazonite resembles finely cracked or spider-webbed marble. So the small crevices you see on a picture (10 times the real size) are natural to the stone.
Amazonite has been used in jewelry and stone carvings since the time of the early Mesopotamian cultures. Well-known in India, Egypt, Sudan and Mesopotamia, it was a popular amulet stone and was once used as decorative material for building facades. It was carved and cut into tablets for the Egyptian funerary text, Book of the Dead, and an Amazonite scarab ring was found among Tutankhamen’s treasures. It was believed to be the third stone in the breastplate of the Jewish High Priest.
As a powerful talisman of healing and prosperity, Amazonite enhances self-empowerment. It inspires truth, sincerity, honor, self-love, courage, communication, eloquence, integrity, trust, clairvoyance, clarity, prophecy & openness. It can help unlock psychic vision, in analyzing & sorting out information with intuitive wisdom, to manifest & retain Universal Love, to increase faith & foster self-discovery. It carries a soothing energy that cleanses stagnancy & negativity so you can spread your wings & accomplish all you are meant to.