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Green With Envy - Estate Sterling Silver Emerald & Seed Pearl Ring. This lovely ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked SS 925 for sterling. Featuring 3 faceted round genuine emeralds displaying a deep vibrant green colour, 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.
History: The first known emerald mines were in Egypt, dating from at least 330 BC into the 1700s. ... Emeralds from what is now Colombia were part of the plunder when sixteenth-century Spanish explorers invaded the New World. The Incas had already been using emeralds in their jewelry and religious ceremonies for 500 years.
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: Emerald .51ctw Pearl 1.00 mm - 2.00 mm each
Weight: 3.40 grams
Ring Size: 7 1/4
Date: 21st Century