Purple Rain - Estate Sterling Silver amethyst & Seed Pearl Ring (ER209)

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Purple Rain - Estate Sterling Silver Amethyst & Seed Pearl Ring. This lovely ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked SS 925 for sterling. Featuring 3 faceted round genuine amethysts displaying a deep vibrant purple colour, genuine seed pearls and quality silver work. The gems are surrounded by a sea of delicate filigree work and engraved shoulders, leading down to a polished band., which allows for a comfortable fit and easy sizing. The gorgeous Edwardian style ring has exquisite detail and looks stunning when worn, truly a perfect gift or addition to any jewelry collection.

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.

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.

Measurements: Face of ring 24.00 mm x 16.00 mm

Stone Size: Amethyst .64 carats   Pearl 1.00 mm - 2.00 mm each

Weight: 3.60 grams

Ring Size: 7

Condition: Excellent

Origin: America

Date: 21st Century


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