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EMERALD WITH EMBOSSED LEAF | Solid Sterling Silver ring

EMERALD WITH EMBOSSED LEAF | Solid Sterling Silver ring
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  • Unique No: 1573


A beautiful natural oval Emerald is embeded in this solid Sterling Silver ring.
The look and feel of this ring is rich in variety to the senses, tempting to touch the different surfaces.
It has a smooth ridge at the bottom and indentations that add comfort to wearing it upright on the sides.
The contrasting dark patterns stem from a skeleton leaf that has been dried carefully and embossed into the surface.
The untreated Emerald is facetted and exhibits subtle colour marbling.
This ring has been handcrafted and hand-cast in my workshop in Yorkshire using traditional procedures.
Over the course of 15 hours the wax model has been burnt out from 230 gradually to 730 degrees Celsius to create a perfect void in a cast form.
The resulting hollow has then been filled with liquid molten Sterling Silver at 980 degrees and refined with silversmithing techniques.
Finally, using an ancient procedure, the partial black silver finish was created.

About the Emerald:
The Incas and Aztecs, in whose former realm the best emeralds are still found today, regarded the Emerald as holy gemstone.
However, the oldest known finds were once made near the Red Sea in Egypt.
These were already exploited by Egyptian Pharaohs between 3000 and 1500 B.C. being referred to as the 'Cleopatra's Mines', and had been exhausted by the time they were rediscovered in the early 19th century.
In Emeralds inclusions are tolerated, in high quality fine emeralds can even be more valuable than diamonds.
It’s one of the genuine four precious stones the other three being the Sapphire, Ruby and the Diamond.
The green of the Emerald is the colour of life and in ancient Rome, the colour of Venus, goddess of beauty and love.

The oval cut unheated und untreated Emerald has a length of 7.6mm.
The setting is 7.3mm in its width, length 13.9mm and 9.2mm high.
The shank width ranges from 7.7mm to 7.3mm and is 5.6mm thick.

This large ring is a UK size M 1/2 (US size 6 1/2), which is a 53.5 mm inside circumference and a 17.0mm inside diameter.
This is immediately available.
If you would like me to create a different size, a custom version that is similar to this unique ring, please contact me.