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Amphitrite's Treasure - Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise Coronet Ring. This lovely ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked STERLING, and a makers mark. Featuring a natural oval cabochon turquoise gemstone, Victorian Revival styling , and quality workmanship. The Vintage ring boasts a beautiful natural turquoise, which exhibits a delicate matrix. The turquoise displays a perfect bluish/green colour with a nice patina. The precious gem is set in a wonderful gothic gallery , and wonderful textured shoulders. The shank is polished and smooth, which allows for a comfortable fit. This Vintage ring would be a perfect addition to any collection. Just darling!
Turquoise was one of the first gemstones ever mined, perhaps dating back to 6000 BC, in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. ... Turquoise has been mined in Iran for over 3,000 years. It has been used for thousands of years for jewelry by the Ancient Egyptians, who buried fine pieces with mummies.
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.
Amphitrite, in Greek mythology, the goddess of the sea, wife of the god Poseidon, and one of the 50 (or 100) daughters (the Nereids) of Nereus and Doris (the daughter of Oceanus).
Measurements: Face of the Ring 9.50 mm x 7.50 mm
Stone Size: 9.00 x 7.00 mm
Weight: 2.80 grams
Ring Size: 8
Date: Circa 1960