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Sunset - Art Deco Sterling Silver Carnelian & Marcasite Ring.  This gorgeous ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked STERLING.   Featuring genuine carnelian, genuine rose-cut marcasite, exquisite designing,  and quality silver work. The carnelian has a beautiful deep orange colour, which becomes brighter and more vivid in the light, it looks like an amazing sunset. The carnelian cabochon is  translucent , smooth and polished, and in amazing condition. Carnelian brings a warmth and joy that lingers , stimulating and empowering. The marcasite is hand-set into the silver work, and sparkles like diamonds. The silver work has lovely milgrain detail and engraved shoulders, leading down to a smooth , polished shank for a comfortable fit. This Art Deco era ring looks stunning when worn, truly a perfect gift or addition to any fine jewelry collection. A wonderful piece to be treasured for many years to come. 

Note: Carnelian is a glassy translucent  stone, it is an orange -coloured varieties of Chalcedony, a mineral of the quartz family. 

In antiquity, as well as today, carnelian is believed to help timid speakers become more eloquent and bold. Ancient warriors wore carnelian around their neck for courage and physical power to conquer their enemies. In Egypt it was worn by master architects to show their rank of builder , and alchemists of the Middle ages used it as a boiling stone to activate the energy of other chalcedonies. As the first stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, it signified the blood of the martyrs. , and was once believed to prevent illness and the plaque. 

The ancient Egyptians called Carnelian "the setting sun". In its orange hues, they identified it with the receptive or passive  energies, and associated it with the mother goddess. 

Known today as the stone of motivation and endurance, leadership, and courage, Carnelians have protected and inspired throughout history. 


Measurements: Face of Ring  25.5 mm x 18mm 

Stone Size: Carnelian 13mm x 9mm 

Weight: 4.5 grams 

Ring Size: 6

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America 

Date: Circa 1920

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