Size 6.5 hammer forged sterling silver ring. The stone is a high quality oval cut natural 1.30 ct medium dark green Columbian emerald (panna stone). The band is a roman inspired polished rough forged band with 3 14k gold granulated beads fused to the band on either side of the stone. The bezel is topped with a solid 14k gold strip for contrast to the silver and to really ¨pop¨ the color of the emerald.
The stone itself is a nice vivid medium dark green with excellent color saturation and ¨water clear¨clarity. Much nicer in person! If you need it in another size, just let me know!
This ring is a continuation of my concept that jewelry should have the look and feel of treasure. Something that looks and feels as if it could have been dug up in Rome, Egypt, or been a part of a Viking or Saxon jewelry hoard. All of my pieces are hand forged and fabricated with old world methods thousands of years old. My goal is to keep this metalsmithing tradition alive. With personal interaction between myself, the metal, the gems, and ultimately my customers! My images are all real and untouched with all the personality of the individual piece. No computer renderings of pieces that have never been made. NONE of my products are stamped from metal clay or cast using 3D wax printer models.
I take great pride that every one of pieces of jewelry is 100% legally compliant with the US Federal Trade Commissions definition of hand made jewelry (§ 23.3 Misuse of the terms "hand-made," "hand-polished," etc.)!
Throughout history and across all cultures, emeralds have been considered to be one of the most precious, magical, and therapeutic gemstones. They are said to counter the negative influence of Mercury over ones lives.
According to Indian tradition, emerald dominates the brain of the native leading it towards the positive elements of air. It pours the rays of positive vision on the person along with strong intellect leading him towards a tranquil and successful life. It is suggested to be worn by diplomats, scientists, astrologers, teachers, architects medical personalities, doctors, businessmen, property dealers, publishers, accountants, engineers, writers, post officers, insurance officers and intellectuals. Emerald gemstone traditionally provides sense of understanding and empowers the vision of spirituality.
All of my silver and solders are alloyed by me from fine silver bullion and pure copper so there are no toxic "mystery metals" in my jewelry. Every item is hand forged from molten metal by traditional hammer and anvil methods. The only 2 things on my workbench that a roman silversmith would not recognize are a torch and an Ipod................