Colour Rush- Estate Sterling Silver Ruby Filigree Earrings (EE142)
Colour Rush - Estate Sterling Silver Ruby Filigree Earrings. These lovely earrings are crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked 925 for sterling. Featuring an expertly bezel set genuine tear-drop faceted ruby, 3 genuine faceted round cut rubies, and exquisite filigree work. The rubies in these earrings are a vibrant red colour. The setting is shield shaped with amazing delicate filigree work. The surmounts are bolder than the delicate filigree work, however they work perfectly with the central decoration surrounding the smaller rubies. These earrings are for pierced ears, featuring a post and secure butterfly back. Edwardian revival in style, these truly would make a wonderful gift or addition to any jewelry collection.
History: Records suggest that rubies were traded along China's North Silk Road as early as 200 BC. Chinese noblemen adorned their armor with rubies because they believed the gem would grant protection. Burma has been a significant ruby source since at least 600 AD.
Silver's history is long. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 B.C., in Turkey and Greece, according to the RSC. Ancient people even figured out how to refine silver. They heated the silver ore and blew air over it, a process called cupellation.
The sterling alloy originated in continental Europe and was being used for commerce as early as the 12th century in the area that is now northern Germany. A piece of sterling silver dating from Henry II's reign was used as a standard in the Trial of the Pyx until it was deposited at the Royal Mint in 1843.
Measurements: 34.00 mm x 19.00 mm
Stone Size: Ruby (tear drop) .50 carat Ruby (round) .10 carat Total Weight .60 carat
Weight: 3.10 grams
Date: 21 St Century