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Blue Intricacy - Estate Sterling Silver London Blue Topaz & Seed Pearl Filigree Ring.  This lovely ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked SS 925 for sterling.   Featuring 3 faceted round genuine London blue topaz, displaying a vibrant bluish/teal color, genuine seed pearls and quality silver work. The gems are surrounded by a sea of delicate filigree work and engraved shoulders, leading down to a polished band.  The gorgeous Edwardian style ring has exquisite detail and looks stunning when worn, truly a perfect gift or addition to any jewelry collection. 

In mythology, topaz is portrayed as a gem of peace and healing. It was first found by the Romans over two millennia ago on the Island of Topazios in the Red Sea. They believed it could protect its wearer from enemies and bring reconciliation.

The origins of this gem were discovered and mined in 1960 byBritish explorer Max Ostro in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The UK Natural History Museum impressively has the largest cut topaz to ever go on display at their museum. The gem is 15 centimeters long and 10.5 centimeters wide, a total of 9,381 carats!

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  24.00 mm x 16.00 mm 

Stone Size:  Blue Topaz: .64 carats    Pearl  1.00 mm - 2.00 mm each 

Weight:  3.40 grams 

Ring Size: 7 

Condition: Excellent

Origin: America  

Date: 21st Century 

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