Navajo artist Phillip Sanchez created this sterling silver ring set with a gorgeous prehistoric Mammoth tooth. I have just recently found several Navajo artists who are using Mammoth teeth in their jewelry and the results are amazing. When the ancient teeth are cut and polished they reveal fantastic patterns of colors and each piece is different. Mammoths lived from 120,000 to 4,000 years ago. Their teeth were hard as rocks and have survived since prehistoric times.
. The face of ring measures 1-1/4 inches long. Three-way split band. Weighs 8.7 grams. Size 7-3/4.
Brand new in perfect condition. Hallmarked by the artist, Phillip Sanchez. Certificate of Authenticity included and gift box included.
The Mammoth Tooth is purchased from a company in Alaska. They find it and prepare it from fossils found in that area. The variety of colors present in each tooth are from the minerals leached from the surrounding rock and dirt.