There are few things that express a woman's individuality in quite the same way as her choice in jewelry. Some women are earthy goddesses with a taste for grounded gems and hand wrought adornments. This silver and emerald ring is made for those women who value timeless beauty and natural Earth-born stones.
The craftsmen started with .925 quality silver. This is the highest purity of silver that is used for fine jewelry. Each ring is crafted into a one of a kind form. Filigree and wire wrap work together to create a band that evokes a bohemian lifestyle. As emerald is a delicate gem, this setting is a bevel or Gypsy style to protect the brittle edges.
Emerald is a glorious stone. It has a beautiful sheen and an even lovelier meaning. This stone is often called the queen of gems or the stone of successful love. Some believe that natural emerald helps to cleanse and balance the Heart Chakra. The energy of an emerald is soothing to heal the heart and spirit. It embodies compassion, unconditional love and a balance between partners.
In ancient Greece, the emerald was dedicated to the Goddess of Love herself, Venus. In far off Babylon, it was sold in markets as a goddess embodied. It was Cleopatra's favored stone and held to be a symbol of eternity. In other words, it is the original stone of love. The mere diamond is but a new player on this ancient field.
This particular stone is cut in a round emerald cut. It isn't the highest quality of stone...but it is perfect for me in its natural imperfections. It is gently nestled into its nearly flush setting. Some call this style a Gypsy setting, for reasons that have been lost to time. Hand set details surround the stone, little silver knobs and braided metal. This delicate wire work embellishes the cut outs and stone shape in the thick silver band.
It is my engagement ring. It evokes love, growth and harmony. It is simply glorious.