Amazon Jewel - Estate Sterling Silver Peridot Filigree Ring (ER110)
Amazon Jewel - Estate Sterling Silver Peridot Filigree Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked 925 SS. Featuring a genuine round cut peridot, exquisite filigree work and design. The expertly claw set peridot in this ring has the most beautiful vibrant green colour. The gallery and shoulders display a sea of filigree leading down to a polished and smooth shank, which allows for a comfortable fit. The Edwardian Revival ring is rich an elegant, truly a perfect gift or addition to any jewelry collection.
History: The fabled origin of Peridot stretches back to Ancient Egypt, on the volcanic island of Zebargad in the Red Sea. Peridot was so treasured by the Ancient Egyptians that they kept the island's location a secret. With the fall of the Egyptian empire, the island became lost to antiquity, and was only rediscovered in 1906.
Pearls were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BC, while in ancient Rome, pearl jewellery was considered the ultimate status symbol. So precious were the spherical gems that in the 1st century BC, Julius Caesar passed a law limiting the wearing of pearls only to the ruling classes.
Silver was first found in large amounts around 5000 BC, when prehistoric people dug the first copper mines. ... Large-scale silver mining had developed in Anatolia by 3000 BC. This was to meet the demand from the first ancient city states, which used the metal as a common medium of exchange.
Measurements: Face of Ring 12.00 mm x 12.00 mm
Stone Size: Garnet 1.80 carat
Weight: 2.5 grams
Ring Size: 7
Date: 21st Century