The Victorian Turquoise and Diamond Ring

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The Victorian Turquoise and Diamond Ring

2,250.00

Metal: 18K Gold and Silver

Stones: Turquoise and Rose Cut Diamonds

Size: 7

Face Size: approx. 14mm x 10mm

What You Should Know: In pristine condition.

*This Ring Can Be Resized.

In ancient Egypt, there was a divine feminine goddess named Rathor. She was the mother of Horus and Ra, and therefore the mother of their earthly counterparts, the pharaohs. We was all powerful, a sky deity, and was worshiped by all, but especially women. They would decorate temples erected in her honor with beautiful turquoise stones. They believed the beautiful blue color brought her joy.

 

Millenia later, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, numerous archeological excavations were underway in Egypt. These digs uncovered some of Rathor’s sanctuaries, with pieces of turquoise all around. This contributed to a turquoise craze of sorts during the Victorian Era, with Westerners’ using the ancient stone in their (then) modern jewelry design.

 

This turquoise stone was cut en cabochon, not unlike some of the artifacts of ancient Egypt. Surrounding the vivid gem is a halo of rose cut diamonds. The diamonds are set in silver topped gold as was accustomed at the time. This technique was thought to enhance the brilliance of the natural white diamonds. Simple split shoulders taper off into a golden shank. A sweet Victorian ring fit for a goddess. 

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