Sunset - Art Deco Sterling Silver Carnelian Ring (ADR211)
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Sunset - Art Deco Sterling Silver Carnelian Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked SILVER Featuring a genuine oval shaped cabochon carnelian. Art Deco styling, and quality silver-work. The expertly bezel set carnelian has the most beautiful deep rust/orangey colour. The carnelian is surrounded by a delicate milgrain and a polished border and gallery. The shoulders have a slight taper, leading down to a smooth, polished shank, which allows for a comfortable fit. This Art Deco era ring is elegant, glamorous and beautiful, truly a wonderful addition to any jewelry collection.
Carnelian belongs to the mineral family quartz. Its history dates back 4,500 years, at which time Ancient Sumerians and Ancient Egyptians fashioned it into body ornaments. The Ancient Greeks and Romans also favored the semi-precious gemstone for intaglios which they used in signet rings.
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. ... The silver does not react to the air, but the base metals such as lead and copper oxidize and separate from the precious metal.
Measurements: Face of Ring 25.00 mm x 24.00 mm
Stone Size: Carnelian 24.00 mm x 17.00 mm
Weight: 7.50 grams
Ring Size: 5 1/4
Date: Circa 1920