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Blue Bayou - Estate Sterling Silver Sapphire & Seed Pearl Filigree Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked SS 925 for sterling. Featuring an expertly set genuine deep blue sapphire, genuine seed pearls, and exquisite filigree work. The sapphire 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: 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.Dec 31, 2015
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: Sapphire .50 Carat Seed Pearl 1.00 mm each
Weight: 2.40 grams
Ring Size: 7 1/4 & 8 1/4
Date: 21st Century