E650 Edwardian Amethyst Ring with Seed Pearls set in White Gold Filigree:


E650

This ring would have been made in the Edwardian period, which is 1901 to 1910. The setting is in hand-cut Filigree gold work. Karat of the white gold is 14 karat and holds two trillion hand cut gemstone of Amethyst. Which are 40 points of a carat in weight of each gemstone. Between the two trillion cuts is a band of yellow gold and rose gold in two leaves and a Forget me Knot flower. One each edge of the face of the ring are a roll of hand drilled and strung on wire natural ocean pearls. The ring is dainty, beautiful and a work of art in a custom made ring.
History on the Amethyst Gemstone:
Amethyst, the gemstone believed by ancient Greeks and Romans to ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus, also was said to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted. Throughout history, the gemstone has been associated with many myths, legends, religions, and numerous cultures. English regalia were even decorated with amethysts during the Middle Ages to symbolize royalty. Amethyst jewelry has been found and dated as early as 2000 BC.
It has been associated with many myths, legends, religions, and numerous cultures. Some historical accounts say that Saint Valentine had an amethyst ring carved with an image of Cupid. And for those familiar with Old Testament history, amethyst was one of the twelve gemstones that represented the twelve tribes of Israel.
For many years, amethyst was held to be one of the most precious gemstones, often favored by royalty or exclusively by the clergy as a symbol for the deity of Christ. It was even held for many years in the same regard as the diamond. It wasn’t until the discovery of more abundant supplies of amethyst that it became a gemstone enjoyed by more than just the wealthiest buyers.
Many wearers of amethyst throughout history and even today prize the gem for its symbolism as well as its beauty. Leonard da Vinci once said that amethyst helps to quicken intelligence and get rid of evil thoughts. Other qualities like peace, stability, courage, and strength are said to be derived from this gemstone.
Tiffany and Co. sold Pearl Work in New York. Both Queen Victorian and Mary Todd Lincoln Suits of Pearl work.
Pearls have a wonderfully rich history and a most treasured gem from a very early time. Pearls played the pivotal role at the most celebrated banquet in literature. To convince Rome that Egypt possessed a heritage and wealth that put it above conquest, Cleopatra wagered Marc Antony she could give the most expensive dinner in history. The Roman reclined as the queen sat with an empty plate and a goblet of wine (or vinegar). She crushed one large pearl of a pair of earrings, dissolved it in the liquid, then drank it down. Astonished, Antony declined his dinner—the matching pearl—and admitted she had won. Pliny, the world's first gemologist, writes in his famous Natural History that the two pearls were worth an estimated 60 million sesterces, or 1,875,000 ounces of fine silver ($9,375,000 with silver at $5/ounce)
The ring is in excellent condition and strong to wear, the ring finger size is 6 1/4 and can be re-sized larger or smaller if needed.

Price: $900.00