Violets By The Sea - Estate Sterling Silver Amethyst & Seed Pearl Ring (ER160)
Violets By The Sea - Estate Sterling Silver Amethyst & Seed Pearl Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked 925 for sterling. Featuring a genuine round cut faceted amethyst, genuine seed pearls, exquisite designing and quality silver work. The expertly claw set amethyst has a beautiful vivid purple colour displaying sparkle and vibrance, flanked by 4 white luminous seed pearls on each side of the amethyst. The setting has an attractive shaped bezel with delicate detail, whilst the shoulders of the ring add beauty with it's delicate chasing and engraved work. The shank is smooth and polished for a comfortable fit. This Victorian Revival Estate piece looks stunning when worn, truly a perfect gift or addition to any jewelry collection.
History: Amethyst jewelry has been found and dated as early as 2000 BC. Some historical accounts say that Saint Valentine had an amethyst ring carved with an image of Cupid. For those familiar with Old Testament history, amethyst was one of the twelve gemstones that represented the twelve tribes of Israel.
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.
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.
Measurements: Face of Ring 14.00 mm x 10.00 mm
Stone Size: Amethyst 1.00 carat Seed Pearls 1.00 mm each
Weight: 2.20 grams
Ring Size: 6 3/4
Date: 21st Century