These rings are hand-made by skilled artisans in Nepal. The sterling silver setting is etched by hand with a flowing floral design- with no stamps used! - making this ring a wearable work of art featuring a beautifully polished semi-precious stone. Turquoise » These rings are made with genuine turquoise stones. They are not stabilized, or acrylic, or imitation stones. This is the real deal, with beautiful veins and varying colors. Turquoise is found above copper mines, and the amount of copper in the stone is what determines how blue or how green the turquoise is; each mine has its own character. Turquoise is widely used in Native American jewelry. It is believed to bring peace of mind, wisdom, and understanding.