Pretiosa brings a stunning statement ring featuring three gorgeous gems; turquoise, garnet and Norwegian jasper - a killer combo
The ring is made of two layers of silver and an embellishment made in a manual hydraulic press from recycled silver
The wide ring band is hand stamped and so is the pattern around the rings edges
Finally the whole ring is blackened before its hand polished - first for meticulously contrasting the light and dark areas, then it's polished to a mirror shine
There is nothing ordinary about this heavy heirloom piece!
It's design and colors will never go out of style, and wearing it feels empowering!
♢ Fine silver for the bezels
♢ Sterling silver
♢ Turquoise, Garnet, Norwegian Jasper
♢ Ring band 8,5 mm x 1 mm
♢ Turquoise appr. 17 mm x 12 mm
♢ Garnet 3 mm
♢ Jasper appr. 28 mm x 13 mm
♢ The whole ring 69 mm x 23 mm (at the widest part in the middle)
♢ Size 54 US 6 1/2
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Trois Belle - Statement 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
Turquoise is possibly the oldest stone in human history, serving as a talisman for kings, shamans and warriors. Wearing a turquoise is said to bring strength and happiness as well as provide protection against injury. It is a symbol of friendship, provides assistance and strength to travelers, and bringing peace to the home
Turquoise was first brought to Europe from Turkey - hence the name.
Back then it was extracted from the mines of the historical province of Khorasan, Persia
This stone was one of the first to be mined ever, and most of these mines have shut down long ago - yet a few are still operating today.
These are small-scale businesses, usually seasonal due to limited deposits and remote locations
Most are operated "by hand" with little or no machinery involved.
Therefore turquoise, and especially that of a high degree, is considered a valuable stone
In many cultures, the turquoise was considered a sacred stone - an amulet for good fortune. The oldest evidence of this was found in ancient Egypt, where graves were discovered decorated with turquoise - about 3000 years before our common era.
It was first used by Turkish soldiers, both for protecting the body, head and armor.
In ancient Persia, the sky blue turquoise was carried around the neck or wrist as a protection against unnatural death. If the stone changed color, it meant that the wearer had reason to fear the day of judgement.
It was said that the turquoise changed according to the physical condition of the person wearing it. It faded if the owner was sick or sad, lost all color if the person died and would gradually get it back with a new owner.
Turquoise is considered to be the lucky stone for those born in December (birthstone)
Garnet got its name from the Latin word “Garanatus,” meaning “seedlike". Which makes sence, as small garnets really look like the red seeds you find in pomegranate
Thousands of years ago, red garnet necklaces adorned the necks of Egypts pharaohs, and they were seen as prized possessions for the afterlife so they were entombed with their mummified corpses
A garnet necklace was found on a man in a grave that dates back to 3000 B.C, so the hardness and durabilty of this stone is really unquestionable
In ancient Rome, when important documents were secured, they used signet rings with carved garnets to stamp the wax
Throughout time, there have been many ancient traditions and legends about the garnet
Christian tradition considered the blood-red garnet as a symbol of Christ’s sacrifice, and in medievel times it was thought to cure depression, relieve diseases of the liver and protect its owner against bad dreams
The Greeks believed it guarded children from drowning, and that it was potent against poisons
Garnet is traditionally gifted for the 19th anniversary of marriage♥
The name Jasper means "spotted or speckled stone", and jaspre is the Old French name
Jasper is known to have been a favorite gem in the ancient world and its name can be traced back in Arabic, Azerbaijani, Persian, Hebrew, Assyrian, Greek and Latin
About 1800 years BC, evidence was found by archaeologists in Knossos, that jasper was carved to produce seals
Shamans and healers from ancient civilizations, wore protective talismans and amulets made of Jasper stones. They were often in colors like brown and red, as they were masculine colors and also symbols of earth and blood and the essence of life
Red Jasper is said to be one of the best root chakra stones.
It's energizing and wakes up any part of your body that feels tired or inactive
You'll be inspired to have a positive and joyful attitude towards your daily life, and it will bring you energy, motivation and inspiration