Pretiosa brings a rustic ring featuring a delicious bar of deep green Jade
The dark mossy color of this jade could almost pass as black, but with light hitting the stone it's true, green nature appears
I love the shape of this Jade, and I wish I bought more when I had the chance this summer.
For now though, this is a one of a kind stone and design.
Set in a plain bezel, hand polished to a mirror shine
♢ Fine silver for the bezel
♢ Sterling silver
♢ Ring band half round 2 mm
♢ Jade 17 mm x 5 mm x 5 mm
♢ Size 58 US size 8 1/2
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Jade Bar Ring
Fine silver is 99,9% pure silver
Pure silver is a very soft material
Therefore, Pretiosa uses fine silver for the smaller parts of her jewelry, like bezels and other little details
Sterling silver is 92,5% pure silver
This is an alloy made when (usually) copper, the remaining 7.5%, is combined with fine silver
This is a less soft and more durable material
Jade has its cultural roots in the smoky caves and cottages that sheltered prehistoric people. Around the world, Stone Age workers made weapons, tools, ornaments and ritual objects out of this solid gem.
Carvings made in this stone were supposed to call upon the mysterious powers of heaven and earth, and of life and death
The name Jade originates from the Spanish "Piedra de Ijada", which means "a stone for the side pain".
It was named after Spanish explorers saw Central American natives holding pieces of jade to their side thinking it could cure pain
Fairly big mountains are split looking for jade, so the mining operations work with large blocks containing deposits of the stone
It's exposed using diamond-shaped core drills, to extract samples from these blocks which are then checked for quality
When useable jade is found, the large blocks are broken into more manageable sizes and carried away for storage