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Fantastic Seas - Estate Sterling Silver London Blue Topaz Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked 925 for sterling. Featuring a genuine natural emerald cut faceted London blue topaz , exquisite designing and quality silver work. The expertly claw set topaz is a beautiful deep to medium blue colour, with a slight teal hue, displaying much sparkle and richness The setting has an attractive octagon shaped bezel with delicate detail, whilst the shoulders of the ring add beauty with its delicate filigree and engraved work. The shank is smooth and polished for a comfortable fit. This Edwardian Revival Estate piece looks stunning when worn, truly a perfect gift or addition to any jewelry collection.
In mythology, topaz is portrayed as a gem of peace and healing. It was first found by the Romans over two millennia ago on the Island of Topazios in the Red Sea. They believed it could protect its wearer from enemies and bring reconciliation.
The origins of this gem were discovered and mined in 1960 by British explorer Max Ostro in Minas Gerais, Brazil. One of the most popular theories for this stone being called London Blue topaz is because London has a bit of topaz prestige tied to it. ... It's the largest cutThe UK Natural History Museum impressively has the largest cut topaz to ever go on display at their museum. The gem is 15 centimeters long and 10.5 centimeters wide, a total of 9,381 carats!
Silver's history is long. 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 13.00 mm x 12.00 mm
Stone Size: London Blue Topaz 3.00 carat
Weight: 3.00 grams
Ring Size: 7 1/4
Date: 21st Century