The Mini Emerald Half Loop

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The Mini Emerald Half Loop

450.00

Metal: 15K Yellow Gold

Stone: Emeralds

Size: 5

Era: 1830

*This Ring Can Be Resized

What You Should Know: Originally Part of a Harem Ring.

In ancient Egypt, emeralds were a special stone. A favorite of Cleopatra’s and the commoner alike, emeralds were revered as divine. They were especially celebrated in the Springtime, it is May’s birthstone afterall, when green would return to land and there was a feeling of rebirth. Mummies would be buried with necklaces of emerald beads with hopes of given the dead an eternal youth and rejuvenation. It was a stone of restoration, awakening, and beauty. 

 Many, many centuries later, emeralds were used as another form of restoration. Lapidarists would strain their eyes all day over other gemstones and used emeralds as a reprieve. It was believed that gazing into an emerald would revitalize their vision. It was never a chore to cut and polish soothing emeralds.

 Another breath of fresh air? This early 19th century emerald half loop. We love the simplicity of the design- a straight row of vivid emeralds, followed by a thin gold band. The contrast of the deep green and buttery gold is beautiful and easy on the eyes. 

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