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Purple Moon Over The Sea - Estate Sterling Silver Amethyst & Seed Pearl Filigree Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked SS 925 for sterling. Featuring an expertly claw-set genuine natural vibrant purple amethyst, genuine seed pearls, and exquisite filigree work. The amethyst is surrounded by a sea of fine filigree work set with 4 seed pearls and floral designs. The shoulders of the ring are also detailed leading down to a polished sturdy band. Edwardian Revival in style, this ring 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.
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: 15.00 mm x 10.00 mm
Stone Size: Amethyst .45 Carat Seed Pearl 1.00 mm each
Weight: 2.20 grams
Ring Size: 7
Date: 21st Century