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This stunning Neil Lane engagement ring boasts an impressive 1 carat twin diamond design, set in 14K white gold. The ring is a perfect choice for anyone ... morelooking for a luxurious and timeless piece of jewelry. The elegant band is adorned with intricate detailing that add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. The ring is perfect for engagement, or even as a special gift for a loved one.
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TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Two Antique Genuine Natural Russian ... moreThree-Quarter Carat Faceted Dark Blue Sapphire Ovals. Mounted into contemporary high quality 14kt Euro-Clicks. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. 14 kt Gold Fill Settings are Contemporary. SIZE: Length: 5.5mm. Width: 4.5mm. Depth(Thickness) 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.62 carats(a pair) NOTE: These earring settings are also available in 14kt gold fill(5% gold over 95% silver) If you prefer. Upon request, other setting styles are available such as studs, lever backs, French hooks, kidney wires, ball/stud dangles, etc. as are sterling silver or 14kt gold fill settings. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstones. And not the settings, we can dismount the gemstones and offer you the gemstones without the settings. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the settings. DETAIL: Many archaeo-linguists believe that the name sapphire is derived from its association with the planet and ancient deity Saturn(the name can be roughly translated to mean“dear to Saturn” in many different languages) In ancient Rome Saturn was a major god presiding over agriculture and the harvest time. His reign was depicted as a Golden Age of abundance and peace by many Roman authors. A mythical age when Saturn was said to have ruled. In remembrance and celebration of that age, a great(week-long) feast called Saturnalia was held throughout the Roman Empire during the winter months around the time of the winter solstice. It is thought that the festivals of Saturnalia and Lupercalia were the roots of the carnival(Mardi Gras" in the USA) Roman depictions of Saturn generally showed the god with a sickle in his left hand and a bundle of wheat in his right. In the medieval world Saturn was known as the Roman god of agriculture, justice and strength. Here are two gorgeous. Richly colored natural dark blue sapphire precious
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The ancient Egyptians not only used turquoise for jewelry, but also wore it as a talisman to keep evil away. Ancient Egyptian Priests stitched turquoise ... moreto their upper vests. In ancient Egypt, everyone from pharaoh to commoner wore turquoise.
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It is the national gemstone of Scotland and has been considered a sacred stone there for millennia, a belief dating back to the Druids. It is the national ... moregemstone of Scotland and has been considered a sacred stone for millennia, a belief dating back to the Druids.
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It now resides in the Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. Peridot was also found on Oahu in Hawaii. This barren little mound of land was one of the best-guarded ... moreareas of the ancient world. The Egyptians valued peridot so highly that guards stationed on the island were given orders to kill anyone approaching the shore without permission.
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The ancient Egyptians not only used turquoise for jewelry, but also wore it as a talisman to keep evil away. Ancient Egyptian Priests stitched turquoise ... moreto their upper vests. In ancient Egypt, everyone from pharaoh to commoner wore turquoise.
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It is the national gemstone of Scotland and has been considered a sacred stone there for millennia, a belief dating back to the Druids. DETAIL: A very ... moreuncommon semi-precious gemstone from Victorian-era Scotland, specifically Mount Cairngorm.
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TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Two Antique Genuine Natural Burmese ... moreLime Green Peridot Faceted Oval Semi-Precious Gemstones. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Peridot Ovals. ORIGIN: Burma. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 6mm. Width: 4mm. Depth: 2mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: Approximately 0.93 Carats(the pair) NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: The name“peridot” is derived from the Arabic"faridat" meaning"gem" Peridot was mined as early as 3000 B.C. on an island in the Red Sea off the coast of Aswan. Egypt known to the Greeks and Persians as“Zebirget” or“Zabargad” later renamed“St. John’s Island by Medieval Crusaders) This barren little mound of land was one of the best-guarded areas of the ancient world. The Egyptians valued peridot so highly that guards stationed on the island were given orders to kill anyone approaching the shore without permission. Many pieces of ancient Egyptian jewelry(some as much as 4,000 years old) featuring peridot have been uncovered by archaeologists. To the ancient Egyptians, the glow of Peridot symbolized"Ra" their sun god. According to some accounts, peridot gemstones were a traditional“gift” given by the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt to their High Priests, ensuring according to one source, that the priests might"keep their minds free from envious thoughts and jealousies" concerning the pharaoh's powers and wealth. Here are two absolutely gorgeous. Pastel green faceted peridot ovals from Burma. High quality, transparent, at a minimum eye clean, these lustrous semi-precious gemstones possess a beautiful, light, citrus character. They are very attractive gemstones, with pastel citrus green color, of delicate character and light texture. These faceted ovals are a distinct almost emerald green, with bright"lemony" undertones. Both gemstones are exceptionally clean and br
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Both Julius Caesar and his heir Octavian Augustus held Apollo in special reverence. Topaz powdered and drunk in wine was believed to cure asthma, insomnia, ... moreburns and hemorrhages. The gemstone was also described by the first century Roman historian and naturalist “Pliny the Elder”.
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Ancient Egyptian Mariners shared similar beliefs. It can be found in blue, blue-green, and green; though the blue color is by far the most valuable. Ancient ... moreGreeks believed Aquamarine held the essence and spirit of the sea.
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In the ancient world ruby was believed to possess magical powers, and was worn as a talisman for protection from plagues, poison, sorrow, and evil spirits. ... moreThe ruby symbolized freedom, charity, dignity and divine power, and was associated with fire and blood, implying warmth and life for mankind.
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In particular during the 11th and 12th centuries, sorcerers honored the sapphire more than any other stone as it enabled them to hear and understand the ... moremost obscure oracles. Sapphire was regarded as an antidote to black magic and effects of evil spirits, and provided protection against sorcery.
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TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Two Three-Quater Carats Antique ... moreGenuine Natural Pastel Amethyst Faceted Pears. CLASSIFICATION: Two Faceted. Pear Cut Amethyst Semi-Precious Gemstones. ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 6mm. Width: 5mm. Depth: 5mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.44 carats(the pair) NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Ancient accounts relate that(third century Roman) Saint Valentine owned a ring set with an antique amethyst carved with an image of Cupid. The stone was also a symbol of Saint Matthias(the apostle chosen by the remaining eleven apostles to replace Judas Iscariot following Judas' betrayal of Jesus and his suicide) In the medieval church Amethyst stood for piety and celibacy and was therefore worn by members of the Catholic Church clergy and was used to adorn crosses. Shamans of the ancient and medieval world used amethyst to assist prophecy and visions. Amethyst was also used in spells designed to magnify beauty. In Renaissance magic. An amethyst engraved with the image of a bear was worn as a protective amulet, and had the power to put demons to flight. Here's two very clean faceted amethyst"pears" from the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country. Scotland. The gemstones were hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, amethyst has remained a very popular gemstone through the 20th century. These are two very fine pale lavender colored semi-precious gemstones. As you can see from the photo enlargements here, both gemstones are to the eye completely transparent and free from blemishes, and possess exceptional sparkl
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Here’s a gorgeous, richly colored natural dark navy sapphire precious gemstone from Mogok, Burma. The result is an exquisite and incredibly richly colored ... moreprecious gemstone with lots of depth and gorgeous tone.
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Another unique sapphire can be found among the state insignia of Russia. A 200-carat stone from the Ceylon is set in the top of the orb, which is now ... morekept in the Kremlin Treasury. The Muslim world also has its own sacred sapphire, the “Eye of Allah,” a gemstone that once belonged to the famous 18th century Persian conqueror Nader Shah.
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They were also believed to cure ulcers. In particular during the 11th and 12th centuries, sorcerers honored the sapphire more than any other stone as ... moreit enabled them to hear and understand the most obscure oracles.
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Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet in many other ancient cultures. It was said to quench thirst and protect from fevers. Athletes throughout ... morethe ancient world wore agate amulets with the belief that agate would give them extra energy during competition and help them recover their strength afterwards.
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DETAIL: One of the most ancient and well-known sapphires belonged to the England’s Edward the Confessor. He did not have cash so he gave away his sapphire ... morering. After that, the miraculous sapphire was given a cross-shape cut and was placed in the Westminster Abbey where the miracles continued; the stone was known to cure the blind as well as paralytics and epileptics.
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In the ancient world ruby was believed to possess magical powers, and was worn as a talisman for protection from plagues, poison, sorrow, and evil spirits. ... moreThe ruby symbolized freedom, charity, dignity and divine power, and was associated with fire and blood, implying warmth and life for mankind.
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TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Two Antique Genuine Natural Russian ... moreThree-Quarter Carat(Plus) White Topaz Faceted Pear Semi-Precious Gemstones. CLASSIFICATION: White Topaz Faceted Pears. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 7mm. Width: 5mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.71 carats(the pair) NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: In Rome and the Early Medieval world. Topaz was associated with Apollo and Jupiter(Zeus to the ancient Greeks) as Topaz was associated with the sun, and both Apollo and Jupiter were solar deities. Both Julius Caesar and his heir Octavian Augustus held Apollo in special reverence. Augustus credited Apollo with his victory over Marc Antony’s Eastern Roman and Cleopatra’s Egyptian naval forces, and erected a magnificent temple to Apollo at Actium overlooking the site of the famous naval battle, as well as an even grander temple on the Palatine in Rome. In the Middle Ages it was believed that a topaz mounted in gold and worn around the neck would dispel enchantments and ward off death. Topaz was also used to treat medical ailments. Topaz powdered and drunk in wine was believed to cure asthma, insomnia, burns and hemorrhages. Celebrating this historical legacy here are two nice. Eye clean, white topaz semi-precious gemstones hand cut into faceted pears, with much the sparkle and flash of diamond. Used for centuries as a diamond substitute in Russia, while not absolutely flawless, these are gorgeous crystal-like faceted pears cut from good quality topaz. The gemstones were hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. To the eye the gemstones are clean, though of course when magnified(as in the accompanying photo enlargements)
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Cat’s-eye gemstones in particular were believed to be very powerful. Here's a gorgeous, richly colored natural green chrysoberyl "cats eye" semi-precious ... moregemstone from the Ural Mountains of Siberia.
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DETAIL: There was but one source of diamond in the ancient world…India, where written records pertaining to diamond date back to 400 B.C. The ancient ... moreRomans believed that diamonds were splinters of fallen stars.
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In the ancient world ruby was believed to possess magical powers, and was worn as a talisman for protection from plagues, poison, sorrow, and evil spirits. ... moreThe ruby symbolized freedom, charity, dignity and divine power, and was associated with fire and blood, implying warmth and life for mankind.
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Good quality green cats eye semi-precious gemstones are in high demand, and can be quite costly. The Southern Ural Mountains of Russia have been producing ... morehigh value, naturally colored green and honey colored chrysoberyl cats eye for well over a century.
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TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Two Antique Nineteenth Century ... moreGenuine Natural Handcrafted Russian Three-Quarter Carat“Old Fashioned” Cut Faceted Blue Topaz Semi-Precious Gemstones. Mounted into contemporary high quality sterling silver studs. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. CLASSIFICATION: Old Fashioned” Cushion” Cut) Faceted Blue Topaz Semi-Precious Gemstones. SIZE: Length: 5mm. Width: 5mm. Depth: 3mm(thickness) WEIGHT: 1.42 carats(combined weight of both gemstones) NOTE: These earring settings are also available in solid 14kt gold. Other setting styles(euro clicks. Lever backs, kidney wires, fancy studs, ball/stud dangles, fancy stud/dangles, etc. are available upon request, both in sterling silver, as well as 14kt solid gold and in 14kt gold fill. Write us for pictures. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstones. And not the settings, we can dismount the gemstones and offer you the gemstones without the settings. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the settings. DETAIL: In ancient Greece topaz was associated with Apollo and Zeus. As topaz was associated with the sun, and both Apollo and Zeus were solar deities. The ancient Greeks believed that topaz rendered the wearer invisible, gave great strength to whomsoever wore the stone, and was also worn as an amulet to ward off enchantment. The ancient Greeks also believed that wearing topaz would dispel sadness and strengthen the wearer’s intellect. Both the Greeks and Romans greatly valued topaz as a gemstone. Ancient Romans credited topaz with preventing sickness of the chest and abdominal pain. Both Julius Caesar and his heir Octavian Augustus held Apollo in special reverence. Augustus credited Apollo with his victory of Marc Antony, and erected a magnificent temple to Apollo at Actium overlooking the site of the famous naval battle, as well as an even grander temple on the Palatine in Rome. Celebrating this cul
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As a talisman, it was also believed in the Middle Ages to be useful in eliminating sleep disorders such as insomnia, bad dreams and nightmares. Citrine ... morewas also very popular during the Middle Ages with the Celts and Scots.
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The setting is of contemporary origin. It is a high quality setting manufactured by one of the USA’s leading semi-custom mount producers. It is constructed ... moreof 14kt solid gold. It is not a cheap, gold electroplated pendant setting.
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It was also believed to be an effective talisman against accident and fire. It was believed that the application of topaz could actually absorb the heat ... moreof a fever. It was also used to ease the inflammations, discomfort and pain associated with arthritis.
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TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish One Gorgeously Colored Handcrafted ... moreAntique Genuine Natural Faceted Seven and One-Half Carat Neon Red-Orange-Pink Sapphire Oval Cut Precious Gemstone from Russia. ORIGIN: 19th Century Russia. SIZE: Length: 13mm. Width: 11mm. Depth: 6mm. Measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 7.48 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: In the medieval world Saturn was known as the Roman God of agriculture. Justice and strength. Roman depictions of Saturn generally showed the god with a sickle in his left hand and a bundle of wheat in his right. Many archaeo-linguists believe that the name sapphire is derived from its association with the planet and ancient deity Saturn(the name can be roughly translated to mean“dear to Saturn” in many different languages) In ancient Rome Saturn was a major god presiding over agriculture and the harvest time. His reign was depicted as a Golden Age of abundance and peace by many Roman authors, a mythical age when Saturn was said to have ruled. In remembrance and celebration of that age, a great(week-long) feast called Saturnalia was held throughout the Roman Empire during the winter months around the time of the winter solstice. It is thought that the festivals of Saturnalia and Lupercalia were the roots of the carnival(Mardi Gras" in the USA) Here's a gorgeous. Vibrantly colored natural red-orange-pink sapphire precious gemstone from the Southern Ural Mountains of Siberia, Russia. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. The color is absolutely magnificent– a bright, intense, almost neon red, with pink and orange/peach undertones. The color is popularly known as“padparadsha” red, and both the intense hue and
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Here’s a gorgeous, richly colored natural dark navy sapphire precious gemstone from Mogok, Burma. The result is an exquisite and incredibly richly colored ... moreprecious gemstone with lots of depth and gorgeous tone.
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Ancient mystical ceremonies in India included the use of the gem as a tool to bring insight and help in the discovery of that which is good, and to make ... moreknown who or what was the cause of troubles or evil deeds.
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Legends even hold that Israel’s King Solomon owned moldavite gemstones. As described, moldavite is characterized by the presence of diffuse gas bubbles ... moretrapped within, and this gemstone certainly is no exception.
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TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish A Sensational Antique Genuine ... moreNatural Siberian One Carat Pastel Pumpkin-Amber Orange Sapphire Briolette Hand Cut and Faceted Precious Gemstone. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Orange Sapphire Briolette. ORIGIN: Ural Mountains. Siberia, Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Approximate Length: 6mm. Approximate Diameter: 4mm. WEIGHT: Approximately 0.91 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: In the world of the ancient Mediterranean(including the Greeks. Romans, Persians, Hebrews, and the various Indo-European Celtic tribes) priests and sorcerers honored the sapphire above all other gems, believing that sapphire enabled them to interpret oracles and foretell the future. Medieval sorcerers believed that sapphire enabled them to hear and understand the most obscure oracles. Not only did sapphire help to get in touch with astral and psychic realms, but the stone also provided protection for those who took those journeys. On the flip side, Medieval populations believed that wearing a sapphire as a talisman was an antidote to black magic and effects of evil spirits, and provided protection against sorcery. It was believed to banish evil spirits and send negative spells back to the sender. Sapphires have been since ancient times one of the most highly valued of all gemstones, and references to the gemstone date back to about 800 B.C. Here's a gorgeous. Sparkling, delicately hued pastel pumpkin-amber orange sapphire from the fabulous Ural Mountains of Russia. This particular gemstone was hand cut and faceted into a briolette teardrop, an old fashioned cut reflecting its heritage. Hand crafted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. This is a crystal clear precious gemstone with virtually all
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TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Antique 19th Century Genuine ... moreNatural One and One-Half Carat(Plus) Hand Crafted Siberian Emerald Green Apatite Semi-Precious Gemstone. CLASSIFICATION: Handcrafted Russian Apatite. ORIGIN: 19th century Chelyabinsk Oblast. Siberia, Russia. SIZE: Length: 8mm. Width: 6 1/4mm. Thickness: 4 1/2mm. Measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.55 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: The name“apatite” comes from the Greek"apatein" Which means"to deceive" to cheat” or"to be misleading" as in the ancient world apatite was often confused with other minerals such as topaz, beryl, sphene, peridot or tourmaline. The Greek name“apatein” also is associated with“Apate” the Greek goddess of deceit, benefactor of politicians. Apate’s Roman equivalent was“Frause” the goodess of fraud. A minor goddess in the Greco-Roman pantheon, she was the daughter of Nyx(the goddess of the night) and one of the spirits inside Pandora's box. Her siblings were Geras, the personification of old age; Oizys, suffering) Moros(doom) Momos(blame) Eris, strife) Nemesis(retribution) and Keres(carnage and violent death) In the ancient world apatite was believed to enhance the wearer’s insight, learning abilities and creativity, and to give increased self-confidence. It was also believed useful in inducing deep states of meditation and in easing hypertension. It was also worn by athletes and soldiers who believed it useful in helping improve their coordination and to strengthen muscle. In celebration of that cultural heritage we offer a very uncommon. Good quality vividly hued, emerald green apatite semi-precious gemstone from Russian Siberia. This particular gemstone was hand crafted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Re
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His reign was depicted as a Golden Age of abundance and peace. It is by and large near eye clean, though certainly not flawless, and of higher value transparent ... morecharacter as opposed to lower value translucent and opaque sapphires.
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It was also believed to be an effective talisman against accident and fire. It was believed that the application of topaz could actually absorb the heat ... moreof a fever. It was also used to ease the inflammations, discomfort and pain associated with arthritis.
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It was also believed to be an effective talisman against accident and fire. It was believed that the application of topaz could actually absorb the heat ... moreof a fever. It was also used to ease the inflammations, discomfort and pain associated with arthritis.
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DETAIL: The oldest sapphire jewelry unearthed by archaeologists has been of Etruscan origin, about sixth century B.C. It was believed to banish evil spirits ... moreand send negative spells back to the sender.
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TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish RARE Exceptionally Good Quality ... moreOne and One-Half Carat Antique Nineteenth Century Genuine Natural Handcrafted Russian Multi-Color Faceted Pear Cut Andalusite Semi-Precious Gemstone. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Andalusite Pear. ORIGIN: Chelyabinsk Oblast. South Ural Mountains, Siberia, Russia, 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 8 1/4mm. Width: 7 1/4mm. Thickness(Depth) 3 1/2mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: Approximately 1.56 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: One variety of andalusite was known in the ancient world as“lapis crucifer” Or“chiastolite” These gemstones, translucent to near-transparent, contain inclusions of graphite which almost always are in the form of a cross when the gemstone is cut into cross-sections(like a log or sushi roll cut into slices) Though particularly popular as a religious amulet, the“lapis crucifer” gemstone was also popular with the general population of Medieval and Renaissance Europe as well. In Brittany(France) these crystals were worn as a talisman. Local folklore held that the gemstones had dropped from the heavens. If a“lapis crucifer” talisman was worn suspended from the neck, it was thought to cure almost any kind of fever, and the divine symbol it bore served to drive away evil spirits from the vicinity of the wearer. Here’s an extraordinary. Transparent multi-color gemstone grade andalusite from the Ural Mountains of Southern Siberia(Russia) Like alexandrite, andalusite is a relatively rare gemstone which is best known for displaying multiple colors ranging from yellow and orange through red and green. In this particular specimen the body of the gemstone is a beautiful gold color, with remarkably vibrant and intense, almost“neon” sparkles/highlights of orange and…believe it or not…green! The gemstone also has a relatively high refractive index, ac
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It was believed to prevent infection and diseases and was used by expectant mothers to keep unborn children safe from complications during childbirth. ... moreIt was even used to treat cholera, dysentery, and malaria.
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Apatite is valued for its "neon-like" colors, and while the better grade gemstones are transparent, as is this gemstone, they nonetheless typically possess ... morerutile inclusions. The setting is of contemporary origin.
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TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Antique Genuine Natural Russian ... moreOne Carat Faceted Oval Cut Bright Blue Green Sapphire Precious Gemstone. Mounted into high quality solid sterling silver pendant(not cheap silver plated) CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Blue Green Sapphire Oval. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. Chain and pendant setting contemporary. SIZE: Length: 7mm. Width: 5mm. Depth(Thickness) 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: Approximately 1.14 carats. NOTE: Default chain is silver electroplate 16. 18, 20 or 24 inch(provided free) Sterling silver chains are also available in lengths from 16 to 24 inches. We also have available handcrafted, high-quality(solid not formed) Greek black leather cords. NOTE: This same setting is also available in 14kt solid gold. If you would prefer a different setting style. Odds are we have many different setting styles available which would fit this stone which could be substituted for no or very little additional cost. 14kt solid gold settings and 14kt gold fill(5% gold over 95% silver) are also available. Write us for pictures and prices. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstone. And not the setting, we can dismount the gemstone and offer you the gemstone without the setting. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the setting. DETAIL: Cronus” Or“Kronos” was the ancient Greek counterpart to the ancient Roman’s Saturn. Cronus was the leader and the youngest of the first generation of Titans, the divine descendants of Gaia(the earth) and Uranus(the sky) In ancient Greek mythology Cronus overthrew his father and ruled during the mythological Golden Age, until in turn he was overthrown by his own son, Zeus, and imprisoned in Tartarus. Both to the ancient Greeks as well as to the ancient Romans, who knew him as“Saturn” Cronus/Saturn was a major god presiding over agriculture and the harvest time. His reign was depicted as a Golden
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TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Two Nineteenth Century Antique ... moreGenuine Natural Handcrafted Burmese Lime Green One Carat Peridot Faceted Round Semi-Precious Gemstones. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Peridot Rounds. ORIGIN: Burma. 19th Century. Handcrafted in or near Yekaterinburg. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Diameter: 6mm. Depth: 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: Approximately 1.83 carats(combined weight) NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Peridot was mined as early as 3000 B.C. on an island in the Red Sea off the coast of Aswan. Egypt known as“Zebirget” or“Zabargad” During the Crusades the island came under Crusader control, and the island became known as“Saint John's Island” While in control of the island the Crusaders actively mined and stockpiled peridot, and at the end of the Crusades the Crusaders brought back to Europe large quantities of peridot which was used in Medieval through Baroque Europe as an adornment for ecclesiastical treasures. Of particularly significance is one of the shrines in the Cologne Cathedral(the“Treasury of the Three Magi” Acknowledged to be the largest and most valuable piece of medieval goldsmithing in existence, the 12th century reliquary is six feet long, four and one-half feet high, three and one-half feet wide, and contains more than one thousand gemstones including three large peridot gemstones each more than 200 carats in size(as well as thousands of pearls) The precious stone and jewelry collection in the Tower of London also contains large peridot gems, as does the collection at the Vatican in Rome and the Diamond Treasury in Moscow. Celebrating that cultural legacy we offer two absolutely gorgeous. Pastel green faceted peridot semi-precious gemstones originally from Burma. The gemstones were hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the
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TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Two Nineteenth Century Antique ... moreGenuine Natural Russian Handcrafted. Hand Cut and Faceted Blue Topaz Semi-Precious Gemstones. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Siberian Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Diameter: 5mm. Depth: 2mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.45 carat(the pair) NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: In the latter Middle Ages small wine-yellow Saxonian Topaz was mined at Schneckenstein in the Erzgebirge Mountains in Saxony Germany. And several rulers wore these specimens in jewelry. The topaz was regarded as a talisman for travelers, protecting them from homesickness and danger. It was also believed to be an effective talisman against accident and fire. It was also believed that figure of a falcon engraved upon a topaz talisman would bring the wearer goodwill and kindness of the gods. Topaz had medicinal applications in the Medieval world as well. It was believed that the application of topaz could actually absorb the heat of a fever. It was also used to ease the inflammations, discomfort and pain associated with arthritis. Celebrating this historical legacy here are two gorgeous. Sparkling pastel blue topaz semi-precious gemstones from the Ural Mountains of Russia. The gemstones were hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. These striking semi-precious gemstones are of very high quality. The faceted cut is a coarse precursor to what eventually became known in the industry as a“brilliant cut” round, the contemporary finish generally given to round diamonds. Both gemstones are alive with sparkling flashes and to the eye seem without blemish. In fact as you can see for yourself, even in the accompanying photo enlargements it is impossib
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Andalusite shows shades of yellow, brown, green and reddish brown depending on the orientation of the crystal. Square and round cuts usually blend the ... morecolors into a mosaic. Though no record of the use of transparent andalusite gemstones exists from antiquity (at least recognizable references clearly and specifically identifying andalusite as andalusite), one particular variety of andalusite was in fact known in the ancient world as “lapis crucifer”, or “chiastolite”.
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DETAIL: Pink tourmaline was held in such high regard in Ancient China that Empress Tz'u Hsi, the last Empress of China, who loved pink tourmaline, bought ... morealmost a ton of it from the Himalaya Mine in California, and was eventually laid to rest (eternally) on a carved tourmaline pillow.
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When Nader Shah was assassinated in 1747, the Peacock Throne itself disappeared from historical records (presumably disassembled), though the magnificent ... morespinel which was its centerpiece survived. Is it corundum; sapphire or ruby?.
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TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Superb Quality Semi-Precious ... moreDark Cognac Amber Semi-Precious Gemstone Cabochon. Contemporary High Quality Sterling Silver Ring(Size 7– Resizing Available) CLASSIFICATION: Round Baltic"Cognac" Amber Semi-Precious Gemstone. ATTRIBUTION: 19th Century Kaliningrad. Russia. SIZE/DIMENSIONS: Diameter: 10 millimeters. Thickness: 4 millimeters. Weight: 1.43 carats. NOTE: Resizing is available. If you would prefer a different setting style. Odds are we have many different setting styles available which would fit this stone(s) which could be substituted for no or very little additional cost. 14kt solid gold settings are also available. Write us for pictures and prices. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstone. And not the setting, we can dismount the gemstone and offer you the gemstone without the setting. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the setting. DETAIL: Stone Age peoples believed that amber contained the resting place of the spirit. Or soul, and that amber possessed supernatural properties. For this reason it was a very powerful material from which to fashion magical amulets. Here's a beautiful, fine grade antique gemstone quality"cognac" colored Baltic Sea amber cabochon, hand-crafted by a 19th century Russian artisan for use in indigenous jewelry. Throughout medieval and Renaissance Europe, in fact even going back in time to the ancient Mediterranean world, amber gemstones were widely employed in the construction of jewelry. Throughout Renaissance and Victorian Europe amber pendants were principally manufactured in the"Holyland" from Lebanese amber. However the finest jewelry was created using much more costly(and finer) fossilized Baltic Amber. This particular piece is of the rarer and more costly Baltic Amber. And of the Baltic Ambers, this is the most expensive variety(lemon yellow the least valuable, then golden honey, and fi
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In the ancient world ruby was believed to possess magical powers, and was worn as a talisman for protection from plagues, poison, sorrow, and evil spirits. ... moreThe ruby symbolized freedom, charity, dignity and divine power, and was associated with fire and blood, implying warmth and life for mankind.
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DETAIL: Russian literary sources claim that orthodox monks have been carving andalusite into rosary beads for centuries, and that Russian monks used to ... moreprovide rings cut from andalusite to the Knights Templar of Malta.
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DETAIL: The ancient Persians believed that the Earth was imbedded into a gigantic blue Sapphire stone, and the sky reflected its beautiful color. They ... morereferred to the sapphire as "the gem of the heavens”.
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In the ancient world ruby was believed to possess magical powers, and was worn as a talisman for protection from plagues, poison, sorrow, and evil spirits. ... moreThe ruby symbolized freedom, charity, dignity and divine power, and was associated with fire and blood, implying warmth and life for mankind.
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TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Cognac-Brandy Colored One and ... moreThree-Quarter Carat Antique Genuine Natural Faceted Citrine Oval. ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 9mm. Width: 7mm. Depth: 4 1/4mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.71 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: In ancient India citrine was used to protect children from evil spirits. And as an aid finding a suitable match for marriage. Citrine was also an export trade good, which traveled from Southern India to ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt. The first mention of citrine in ancient Mediterranean sources comes from the fourth century B.C. Greeks. The Greeks and Romans used citrine for intaglios and in jewelry as well during the first and second centuries. The gemstones would reach Rome and Greece either via the Silk Route(if overland) or if by sea, they would have crossed the Arabian and Red Sea by ship, then overland to Alexandria in Egypt, before being distributed by trade across and around the Mediterranean. Celebrating mankind's cultural inheritance here is a large. Very clean, 1antique cognac-brandy colored faceted citrine from the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, citrine has remained a very popular gemstone through the 20th century. The gemstone was hand crafted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. This is a very fine, richly colored cognac-brandy colored semi-precious gemstone, the color and flavor much like a dark golden honey. It almost looks like very brilliant and fiery faceted cognac amber. As you can see from the photo enlargements here, it is to the eye completely transparent a
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TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Two Antique Genuine Natural Russian ... moreHalf Carat Faceted Bright Lime Green Sapphire Pears. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Green Sapphire Pears. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 5mm. Width: 4mm. Depth: 4mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: Approximately 1.03 carats(the pair) NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Ancient Hebrew legends state that the tablets upon which the Ten Commandments were written. Were actually sapphire, and biblical accounts record that King Solomon wore a sapphire ring. Monarchs of the ancient world oftentimes wore sapphires around their necks as a powerful defense from harm. They preserved the wearer from envy and attracted divine favor. Ancient Hebrew sorcerers and mystics valued the sapphire above all other gemstones, believing that sapphire enabled them to interpret oracles and foretell the future. Many linguists and scholars believe that the name sapphire is derived from its association with the planet Saturn(the name can be roughly translated to mean“dear to the planet Saturn” in many different languages) In ancient Rome Saturn was a major god presiding over agriculture and the harvest time. His reign was depicted as a Golden Age of abundance and peace. Here are two gorgeous. Richly colored natural bright green sapphire precious gemstones from the Ural Mountains of(Siberia) Russia. These gemstones were hand crafted in the 19th century into faceted pears, resulting in exquisite and richly colored precious gemstones with lots of depth, fire and sparkle. They look just like little green diamonds. The gorgeous lime green tones are quite exquisite, a trace of citrus undertones, somehow bringing to mind the green tropical waters of the South Pacific, with lots of tone and body. Good quality green sapphires are in high demand, and can be quite costly. Unfor
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TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Two Antique Genuine Natural Russian ... moreFaceted Sky Blue Sapphire Ovals. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 4mm. Width: 3mm. Depth(Thickness) 2mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.49 carats(the pair) NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: In the world of the ancient Mediterranean(including the Greeks. Romans, Persians, Hebrews, and the various Indo-European Celtic tribes) priests and sorcerers honored the sapphire above all other gems, believing that sapphire enabled them to interpret oracles and foretell the future. Medieval sorcerers believed that sapphire enabled them to hear and understand the most obscure oracles. Not only did sapphire help to get in touch with astral and psychic realms, but the stone also provided protection for those who took those journeys. On the flip side, Medieval populations believed that wearing a sapphire as a talisman was an antidote to black magic and effects of evil spirits, and provided protection against sorcery. It was believed to banish evil spirits and send negative spells back to the sender. Sapphires have been since ancient times one of the most highly valued of all gemstones, and references to the gemstone date back to about 800 B.C. Here are two gorgeous. Delicately colored natural sky blue sapphire precious gemstones from the Ural Mountains of Russia. These gemstones were hand crafted into these very beautiful faceted ovals on the late 19th century. The results are two exquisite and incredibly richly colored precious gemstones with lots of fire and sparkle. They are a beautiful sky blue with a very light undertone, very similar in appearance to the sky blue of sapphires from Ceylon and Siam(Sri Lanka and Thailand) Such good quality blue sapphires are in high demand, and can be quite costly. Unfortunately most seemingly flawless,
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A minor goddess in the Greek pantheon, she was the daughter of Nyx (the goddess of the night), and one of the spirits inside Pandora's box. Her Roman ... moreequivalent was Fraus ("fraud"). It was also worn by athletes and soldiers who believed it useful in helping improve their coordination and to strengthen muscle.
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In the ancient world ruby was believed to possess magical powers, and was worn as a talisman for protection from plagues, poison, sorrow, and evil spirits. ... moreThe ruby symbolized freedom, charity, dignity and divine power, and was associated with fire and blood, implying warmth and life for mankind.
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Handcrafted though it may be the gemstone has great luster and sparkle, and to the eye is transparent, but it is not to suggest that the gemstone is flawless. ... moreTo the cursory inspection of the casual admirer, the gemstone appears unblemished.
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When Nader Shah was assassinated in 1747, the Peacock Throne itself disappeared from historical records (presumably disassembled), though the magnificent ... morespinel which was its centerpiece survived. One early known use of spinel was from about 100 B.C. in a Buddhist tomb in Afghanistan.
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18thC Antique 1ct Amethyst Scotland Celt Warrior Amulet Gemstone
Antique Eighteenth Century One Carat Antique Genuine Natural Amethyst Pear. CLASSIFICATION: Amethyst Cabochon Pear. ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 18th Century. SIZE: Length: 8mm. Width: 6mm. Depth: 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.96 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Most ancient Mediterranean cultures. Including the ancient Romans, Greeks, and Celts believed that amethyst would protect against becoming intoxicated, and would protect soldiers from harm in battle. Here's a very large, very colorfulm very unique 18th century handcrafted amethyst oval from the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, amethyst has remained a very ... morepopular gemstone through the 20th century. Gorgeous, vibrant, and delicately hued, this striking gemstone possesses breathtaking luster and delicate hue. This gorgeous gemstone was hand shaped and polished into this very beautiful pear shaped cabochon by an 18th century Russian artisan. It is a fascinating gemstone, much nicer in appearance than the images here would suggest. The gemstone is transparent, and to the eye, without blemish except for very slight color zoning. Though by today's standards it would not be considered a high-quality amethyst, by 18th century standards it would have been a desirable and costly gemstone- and of course in today's perspective, historically significant. In many European countries the purple color of amethyst was associated with royalty– and was very popular with all of the royal families in Renaissance and Victorian Europe. Under magnification the gemstone shows the unmistakable characteristics of having been hand crafted. The coarseness of the 18th century finish is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors. And is not considered a detriment, or detract from the value of a gemstone. But these characteristics are not only expect
19thC Antique 1ct Amethyst Scotland Celt Warrior Amulet Gemstone
Very Large One Carat Antique Genuine Natural Amethyst Faceted Oval from Scotland. ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 8mm. Width: 6mm. Depth: 4mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.02 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Most ancient Mediterranean cultures. Including the ancient Romans, Greeks, and Celts believed that amethyst would protect against becoming intoxicated, and would protect soldiers from harm in battle. A large, very clean, 19th century faceted amethyst oval from the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, amethyst has remained a very popular gemstone through the 20th century. This is a very fine pale lavender ... morecolored semi-precious gemstone. As you can see from the photo enlargements here, it is to the eye completely transparent and free from inclusions, and possesses exceptional sparkle and luster. It is very clean, water clear, and very bright. The trained eye will easily discern from the photo that the gemstone has been hand-faceted. The coarseness of the 19th century faceting is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors, and is not considered a detriment. Unlike today’s computer controlled machine processes, the cut and finish of a gemstone such as this is the legacy of an artisan who lived two centuries ago. Such antique hand-faceted gemstones possess much greater character and appeal than today's mass-produced machine-faceted gemstones. This gemstone possesses superb luster and sparkle. And to the eye is completely transparent, but it is not absolutely flawless. True, the blemishes it possesses are not visible to the naked eye, and the gemstone can be characterized at a minimum, to use trade jargon, as"eye clean" To the eye it is indeed flawless; however magnified 500% as it is here, you might be able to pick out one or two slight imperfections(includ
18thC Antique 1ct Rhodolite Garnet Ancient Celtic Blood Amulet Traveler Talisman
Genuine Natural Antique Eighteenth Century Handcrafted One Carat(Plus) Raspberry Red Norwegian Rhodolite Garnet Garnet Cabochon Oval Cut Semi-Precious Gemstone. Contemporary High Quality Sterling Silver Ring(Size 8– Resizing Available) ORIGIN: Norway. 18th Century. Cut in or near Yekaterinburg, Russia, 18th Century. CLASSIFICATION: Rhodolite Garnet Cabochon Oval. SIZE: Length: 7mm. Breadth: 5mm. Depth(Thickness) 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: Approximately 1.19 carats. NOTES: Resizing is available. 14kt solid gold setting is also available. DETAIL: Due to its red color. Ancient cultures including the Celts, Greeks, and Romans also associated it with blood, and thus garnet was thought to stop bleeding or bloodshed between enemies. Ancient Mediterranean cultures also believed that a garnet could give its wearer guidance in the night, ... moreallowing them to see when others could not. Garnet was also worn for protection when traveling, as garnet was believed to warn the wearer of approaching danger. The ancient Persians regarded garnet as a royal stone, and only royalty was allowed to possess the gemstone. According to Jewish mythology, a giant garnet provided interior lighting for Noah's Ark. It is also believed that garnet, described as“nopek” was one of the twelve gemstones described in the Bible in Exodus 28:17-20 as adorning Aaron’s breastplate, representing the twelve tribes of ancient Israel. This particular variety of garnet is of the rarer and more costly rhodolite garnet. This is very clean, crystal clear, and exquisitely colored. Unlike ordinary garnets which have a smoky orange undertone, rhodolite garnets possess a rich, vibrant, bright red with an undertone of violet, producing the classic rhodolite"raspberry red" Victorian Europe was so enthusiastic about the raspberry red color of Rhodolite Garnet that they were called"Bohemian Rubies" In Africa this remarkable red semi-precious gemstone was known as a"Cape Ruby" during the Victorian era. Gorgeous. Raspberry red
Antique 19thC 1ct Sapphire Ancient Persia “Gem of Heaven” Medicinal Treatment
Antique Handcrafted Genuine Natural Russian One Carat Faceted Royal Blue Sapphire Oval. Contemporary High Quality Sterling Silver Ring(Size 5– Resizing Available) ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 6mm. Width: 5mm. Depth(Thickness) 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.97 carats. NOTE: Resizing is available. 14kt solid gold setting is also available. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstone. And not the setting, we can dismount the gemstone and offer you the gemstone without the setting. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the setting. DETAIL: The ancient Persians believed that the Earth was imbedded into a gigantic blue Sapphire stone. And the sky reflected its beautiful color. They referred to the sapphire as"the gem of the heavens” In ancient Persia, ground sapphire ... morewas used as an all purpose medicine. One ancient recipe to enhance eyesight was to powder the stone and mix it with vinegar. The same recipe was used to treat nosebleeds. Sapphires were also used to treat fevers and rheumatism. When treating boils and external ulcers, they were ground and mixed with milk. The paste was then applied to the afflicted area. Here’s a gorgeous, richly colored natural royal blue sapphire precious gemstone from the Ural Mountains of Russia. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. The result of the artisan’s efforts was an exquisite and incredibly richly colored precious gemstone with lots of fire and sparkle. It is richly colored royal blue. Much lighter than inky"midnight blue" African or Australian sapphires, more along the lines of the blue of sapphires from Ceylon and Burma. It is a relatively large gemstone of course, and thickly cut. So it appears darker in these images than it really is in hand. If you hold it up to a light you can appreciate just how cl
Antique 19thC 1ct Smoky Quartz Ovals Cairngorm Scotland Gemstones
Two Antique Handcrafted Genuine Natural Smoky Quartz Crystal Faceted Ovals from Mount Cairngorm. Scotland. CLASSIFICATION: Smoky Quartz Faceted Oval. ORIGIN: Mount Cairngorm. Scotland. 19th Century. Handcut in or near Yekaterinburg, Russia, 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 8mm. Width: 6mm. Depth: 4mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 2.25 carats(the pair) NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Ancient cultures attributed many mystical properties to quartz crystals. They were particularly used in sorcery. Magic, and witchcraft in part due to the"secret magical powers" evidenced by the weak electrical charge quartz crystals carry. Here are two very uncommon semi-precious gemstones from Victorian-era Scotland, specifically Mount Cairngorm. Very popular in ... more18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, these gemstones are known either as“Smoky” or“Cairngorm” Quartz. Generally“crystal” clear, the smoky tone is caused by the natural radiation emanating from granite stone the quartz is exposed to while buried in the earth. These are very handsome, very large oval cut smoky quartz crystal gemstones. These particular specimens are completely transparent, with beautiful sparkle and luster. They are exceptionally clean, water clear, and very bright. They are a gorgeous smoky brown color. The gemstones were hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Under magnification the gemstones show the unmistakable characteristics of having been hand crafted. The coarseness of the 19th century finish is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors. And is not considered a detriment, or detract from the value of a gemstone. These characteristics are not only expected of hand-finished gemstones, most serious collectors consider such gemstones more desirable, possessed of greater character a
19thC Antique Handcut 1ct+ Siberian Emerald Sacred Earth Goddess Aphrodite Venus
Exceptionally Good Quality Nineteenth Century Antique Hand Crafted Genuine Natural Siberian One and One-Fifth Carat Faceted Emerald Pear. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Emerald Pear. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains(Siberia) Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 9mm. Width: 6mm. Depth: 5mm. All measurements approximate WEIGHT: 1.21 carat. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: The Greeks regarded the emerald as the sacred stone of the goddess Aphrodite(Venus to the Romans) and of the Earth Goddess. The source of emerald in the ancient world was the(recently rediscovered) Egyptian mines(Cleopatra’s Mines” near the Red Sea. The Greeks worked these mines in the time of Alexander the Great and throughout the Ptolemaic Dynasty. The last ruler of the Greek Ptolemaic Dynasty in Egypt. ... moreCleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt, was often depicted and described wearing fabulous emeralds mined from those same famous ancient mines. Here's a very nice, eye clean, beautifully colored, richly hued natural emerald precious gemstone from the Southern Urals of(Siberia) Russia. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted into this sparkling emerald pear by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Emeralds are nearly 100 times rarer than diamonds, and there are few opportunities to acquire good quality natural emeralds at reasonable prices. The best specimens can bring over $40,000 a carat. This particular precious gemstone possesses the crystal clear. Rich"grass green" color possessed by the best quality emeralds. It could pass as a Colombian emerald given the rich, dark hue. Though it is quite possible to pick out a few imperfections in a 5x jeweler's loupe upon close scrutiny, to all but the most meticulous and diligent critic armed with optical magnification, it is an unblemished gemstone. You can see in these photo enlargement
Antique 19thC 1ct Garnets Celt Greek Roman Blood Amulet Earrings
Two Antique Genuine Natural Russian One Carat Faceted Red Garnet Hearts. Mounted into contemporary high quality sterling silver studs. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. Sterling Silver Settings are Contemporary. SIZE: Length: 6mm. Width: 6mm. WEIGHT: Approximately 1.71 carats(the pair) NOTES: Other setting styles(euro clicks. Lever backs, kidney wires, ball/stud dangles) are available upon request, both in sterling silver, as well as 14kt solid gold and in 14kt gold fill. DETAIL: The ancients believed that a garnet could give its wearer guidance in the night. Allowing them to see when others could not. Due to its red color, ancient cultures including the Celts, Greeks, and Romans also associated it with blood, and thus garnet was thought to stop bleeding or bloodshed between enemies. Garnet was also worn for protection when ... moretraveling, and according to Jewish mythology, a giant garnet provided interior lighting for Noah's Ark. It is also believed that garnet, described as“nopek” was one of the twelve gemstones described in the Bible in Exodus 28:17-20 as adorning Aaron’s breastplate, representing the twelve tribes of ancient Israel. Here are two gorgeous, blood red faceted garnet gemstones from the Ural Mountains of Russia, where the production of garnet has gone on for many centuries. These gorgeous gemstones were hand crafted into these sparkling faceted hearts during the last half of the 19th century. This particular variety of garnet is known as"pyrope" And is especially favored for its rich, red-orange tones. The gemstones are both very clean, crystal clear, and exquisitely colored. They possess great lustre, lots of flash, and at least to the eye, are essentially flawless. They are truly gorgeously colored, brilliant, sparkling semi-precious gemstones. The trained eye will easily discern from the photo that the gemstones have been hand-faceted. The coarseness of the 19th century faceting is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors, and is not considered a detriment. Unli
Antique 19thC 1ct Sapphire Ancient Persia Celt Roman Anti Evil Spirits Talisman
Antique Genuine Natural Russian One Carat Hand Cut and Faceted Royal Blue Sapphire Oval. Contemporary High Quality Solid 14kt Yellow Gold Ring(Size 8– Resizing Available) ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 6mm. Width: 4 1/2mm. Depth(Thickness) 3 1/2mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.95 carats. NOTES: Resizing is available. 14kt solid white gold setting is also available. DETAIL: In ancient Mediterranean cultures(including the Greeks. Romans, Persians, Hebrews, and the various Indo-European Celtic tribes) sapphire was regarded as an antidote to black magic and effects of evil spirits, and provided protection against sorcery. It was believed to banish evil spirits and send negative spells back to the sender. Sapphires have been since ancient times one of the most highly valued of all gemstones, and references ... moreto the gemstone date back to about 800 B.C. The oldest sapphire jewelry unearthed by archaeologists has been of Etruscan origin, about sixth century B.C. The Greeks and Romans are known to have worn sapphires from Ceylon, as described by writers from those times. A handsome, richly colored natural bright blue sapphire precious gemstone from the Ural Mountains of Russia. Hand crafted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Originally used in indigenous jewelry, this is a very handsome precious gemstone, with very rich texture and a medium royal blue color. Though in the 19th century this would have been considered a very nice quality gemstone(and priced accordingly) by today’s standards it is rather average. It is by and large near eye clean, though certainly not flawless, and of higher value transparent character as opposed to lower value translucent and opaque sapphires. Though merely average by today’s standards, it is nonetheless exceptional given its history. Of course most sapphire gemstones are anywhere from lightly
Antique 19thC Ruby 1ct Ancient Celt Persian Magic Amulet Lightening Plagues Evil
Antique 19th Century Genuine Natural Hand Crafted One Carat Faceted Octagon Ruby. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Octagon Ruby Precious Gemstone. ORIGIN: North East India. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 6mm. Width: 5mm. Depth(Thickness) 3mm. Measurements approximate) WEIGHT: 0.96 Carats. DETAIL: Rubies were amongst the earliest gemstones traded by mankind. Since the 5th millennium B.C. From the most ancient times all the way through the medieval world, ruby was worn by the classical Mediterranean civilizations(Greeks, Romans, Persians, and the Indo-European“Celtic” peoples) as an amulet for protection from lightening, plagues, poison, sorrow, and evil spirits. The ancient populations of the Mediterranean also believed that the color of a ruby would change mirroring changes in the health of its owner, and that the color would drain from a ruby at the ... moremoment its owner died. In the classical world, rubies from Afghanistan, Ceylon, and Burma were traded in the ancient port cities of the Eastern Mediterranean(often by Phoenicians) and from there traveled throughout Europe. Here's a nice quality 19th century antique hand shaped/faceted octagon ruby precious gemstone from Mysore, India. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Though considered a"silky" ruby. Because it is translucent and not transparent(i.e. it appears"silky" it nonetheless possesses great color and beauty. Most natural rubies have inclusions that while not individually discernable, nonetheless impart a translucent"silky" appearance to the gemstone. They are not transparent, rather they are a translucent, silky blood red tone. These rubies are much more common than crystal-clear specimens. Natural rubies, like sapphires and emeralds, commonly have lots of inclusions. So long as the inclusions are colorless, they are harmless, commonplace, and acceptab
19thC Antique 1ct Sapphire Ancient Persia Celt Rome Anti Evil Spirit Amulet 14kt
TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Antique Genuine Natural Russian One Carat Hand Cut and Faceted Royal Blue Sapphire Oval. Contemporary High Quality Solid 14kt Yellow Gold Ring(Size 8– Resizing Available) ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 6mm. Width: 4 1/2mm. Depth(Thickness) 3 1/2mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.95 carats. NOTE: Resizing is available. This setting is also available in 14kt solid white gold as well as sterling silver. If you would prefer a different setting style. Odds are we have many different setting styles available which would fit this stone(s) some less costly, some more. Write us for pictures and prices. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstone. And not the setting, we can dismount the gemstone ... moreand offer you the gemstone without the setting. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the setting. DETAIL: In ancient Mediterranean cultures(including the Greeks. Romans, Persians, Hebrews, and the various Indo-European Celtic tribes) sapphire was regarded as an antidote to black magic and effects of evil spirits, and provided protection against sorcery. It was believed to banish evil spirits and send negative spells back to the sender. Sapphires have been since ancient times one of the most highly valued of all gemstones, and references to the gemstone date back to about 800 B.C. The oldest sapphire jewelry unearthed by archaeologists has been of Etruscan origin, about sixth century B.C. The Greeks and Romans are known to have worn sapphires from Ceylon, as described by writers from those times. Succeeding medieval populations believed that wearing a sapphire as a talisman was an antidote to black magic and effects of evil spirits, and provided protection against sorcery. It was believed to banish evil spirits and send negative spells back to the sender. Celebrating this historical inheritance here's a handsome. Richly colored nat