E489 Edwardian Aquamarine Ring Set in 14 Karat White Gold Filigree:


E489

This is an American handmade setting of hand cut 14-karat white gold Filigree setting. The ring is set with a wonderful 1.5-carat natural Aquamarine gemstone. Aquamarines are considered a precious gemstone today and are very desirable. This elegant colored gemstone is the birthstone of March and is the symbol of youth, hope, health, and fidelity.
     Aquamarines are mined in a number of exotic places including Nigeria and Madagascar. Aqua marine is Latin for Sea Water. The green form of beryl Aquamarine is a precious stone and has been valuable for a long time. They were mined and worked in Upper Egypt for the second millennium BC until 1370. Both India and Europe got all their gemstones from Egypt in ancient times. Nero, the violent and tyrannical Roman emperor, was extremely shortsighted. He had an enormous Aquamarine, which he used as a glass to view gladiatorial fights. The Romans believed that Aqua was good for the sight, but Nero's aqua may have been hollowed out to act as a lens to help him see. The name aquamarine was not used until the sixteenth century; the stone was called an emerald. It was a sailor's talisman in the past.
This ring is from the Northern Virginia area and circa 1880 to 1900. It is a size 7 3/4 now and can easily be resized smaller or larger and does not affect the value of antique to resize rings.
The ring is in excellent condition and strong to wear daily. It has an overall soft and beautiful feminine look.

Price: $640.00