Mon Chéri - Estate Sterling Silver Ruby & Seed Pearl Filigree Ring (ER060)
Mon Chéri - Estate Sterling Silver Ruby & Seed Pearl Filigree Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked SS 925 for sterling. Featuring an expertly set genuine vibrant red ruby, genuine seed pearls, and exquisite filigree work. The ruby 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: 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.
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: Ruby .60 Carat Seed Pearl 1.00 mm each
Weight: 2.3 grams
Ring Size: 7
Date: 21st Century