Haze - Estate Sterling Silver Smoky Quartz Filigree Ring (ER123)
Haze - Estate Sterling Silver Smoky Quartz Filigree Ring. This gorgeous Estate ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked 925 SS for sterling silver. Featuring a genuine round cut smoky quartz gemstone, exquisite detail and design. The expertly claw set smoky quartz has the most beautiful mysterious deep brown colour, displaying a slight grey hue. The shoulders on the ring are detailed and the gallery features filigree work and freesia. The shank is polished and smooth which allows for a comfortable fit. This Edwardian Revival ring would make a perfect gift or addition to any jewelry collection.
History: The name Smoky Quartz was first heard of in the realm of gemstones in 1837. It was reported by mineralogist James Dwight Dana who named the brown Quartz crystal as such due to its semblance to smoke. Scotland is the country known to have a wealth of historical associations with Smoky Quartz.
Silver was discovered after gold and copper about 4000 bce, when it was used in jewelry and as a medium of exchange. The earliest known workings of significant size were those of the pre-Hittites of Cappadocia in eastern Anatolia.
The term "sterling silver" probably originated in eastern Germany when five towns formed the Hanseatic League in the 1100s. These town minted their own coins of 92.5 percent silver. When Britain sold cattle and grain to the League, they were paid in "Easterling coins".
Measurements: Face of Ring 11mm x 11mm
Stone Size: Smoky Quartz 3.50 carat
Weight: 3.30 grams
Ring Size: 7
Date: 21st Century