Ocean's Treasure - Estate Sterling Silver Sapphire & Seed Pearl Ring (ER064)
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Ocean's Treasure - Estate Sterling Silver Sapphire & Seed Pearl Ring. This lovely ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked SS 925 for sterling. Featuring 3 faceted round genuine sapphires displaying a deep vibrant cobalt blue 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., which allows for a comfortable fit and easy sizing. The gorgeous Edwardian style ring has exquisite detail and looks stunning when worn, truly a perfect gift or addition to any jewelry collection.
History: In ancient Greece and Rome, kings and queens were convinced that blue sapphires protected their owners from envy and harm. ... During the Middle Ages, the clergy wore blue sapphires to symbolize Heaven, and ordinary folks thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings.
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: Sapphire .64 carats Pearl 1.00 mm - 2.00 mm each
Weight: 3.40 grams
Ring Size: 7 1/4 , 8 1/4, and 9
Date: 21st Century