The Sapphire Spider Ring

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The Sapphire Spider Ring

1,800.00

Metal: 18K Gold & White Gold 

Stone: Sapphire (Est. 1.5ctw &  Diamonds)

Size: 5.25

Era: 1900

What You Should Know: Sapphires are a beautiful deep blue. Enameled band, with some enamel worn on the face. 

**This ring can be resized.

Deep blue sapphires are one of the earliest natural gemstones that appear in history. The word sapphire has Greek roots from the word “sappheiros” referring to the color blue and there is even an ancient Greek story about our favorite blue gem. The God Prometheus sat and observed mankind as a fav pastime. He saw their struggle and knew that giving them the gift of fire would help with their plight. He asked Zeus if he could just borrow a lil bit of fire from Mount Olympus but his request was denied pretty quickly. Well, in a very “you only live once” action, Prometheus took the fire anyway and gave it to the mortals.

As a punishment for disobeying him, Zeus chained Prometheus to a rock for eternity. Spoiler alert- he eventually escaped his rocky abode with the help of Hercules. Legend has it that the rock that Prometheus was bound to for decades was in fact a sapphire. Maybe this speaks to its incredible strength- even a God could not break free from it, or maybe it’s a notion to the fact that sapphires have always been considered heavenly stones. Luckily when Prometheus escaped, a tiny shard of the rock was still attached to his chain- and voilà! - sapphire jewelry was a thing.

 

This astounding Late Victorian ring has not one, but two incredible dark blue sapphire center stones. And to add to the “stones from heaven” theme- each sapphire has a diamond halo surrounding them. Taking up a lot of real estate on a finger, but still sitting flush, this ring may be one of prettiest and most comfortable statement rings to wear. 

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