Oysters & Wine - Estate Sterling Silver Ruby & Seed Pearl Ring (ER062)
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Oysters & Wine- Estate Sterling Silver Ruby & Seed Pearl Ring. This lovely ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked SS 925 for sterling. Featuring 3 faceted round genuine rubies displaying a deep red 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: Ruby is one of the most historically significant colored stones. ... In the first century AD, the Roman scholar Pliny included rubies in his Natural History, describing their hardness and density. Ancient Hindus believed that those who offered fine rubies to the god Krishna were granted rebirth as emperors.
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: Ruby .64 ctw Pearl 1.00 mm - 2.00 mm each
Weight: 3.40 grams
Ring Size: 7
Date: 21st Century