E738 Aquamarine Gemstone ring with Yellow Gold Filigree Setting:


The ring's setting is an American handmade setting of 15 karat yellow gold; the design is a hand-cut filigree work. The band's shoulders are hand engraved. The ring is set with a beautiful round-cut, 80 point natural Aquamarine gemstone. The time period for this ring would be circa 1880. 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 several exotic places, including Nigeria and Madagascar. Aquamarine 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 incredibly 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.

The ring is a size 6.5 now and can easily be re-sized smaller or larger and does not affect the value of antique to re-size rings; this ring was re-sized before in the 1900's.
The ring is a size 5 3/4 now and can easily be re-sized larger or smaller; it is in excellent condition and strong to wear daily. It has an overall soft and beautiful feminine look.

Price: $690.00