This handcrafted statement ring features three stunning stones; a delicious pink Rhodochrosite, a gorgeous Moonstone with a lovely rainbow flash in the light, and a flashy peach-coloured Ethiopian Fire Opal, ethically sourced from the Wollo Province in north-eastern Ethiopia. The ring setting has been made with a solid sterling silver split-shank ring band, a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing, fine silver bezels around each stone, and molten sterling silver ball accents. The ring has then been sanded, oxidised in parts for contrast, and polished to a high shine. Like all my work, it is a completely unique piece made entirely by hand, using recycled silver, cruelty-free materials, and environmentally-friendly methods!
I have created this ring in a size 8 1/2 (Australian size Q 1/2), but it can also be taken to any local jeweller to be sized up or down!
Ring Face Length: 31mm approx.
Ring Face Width: 15mm approx.
💎 MOONSTONE LORE:
Moonstone has been used in Roman jewellery for nearly two thousand years, as the Romans believed it was born from solidified rays of the moon. It has used even longer in the Orient, and has always been a sacred stone in India with a special significance for lovers, and is a traditional wedding gift there. It was a popular choice for jewellers in the Art Nouveau period, and in Europe was believed to reconcile estranged lovers and to cure sleeplessness.
Legendary as 'The Traveller's Stone,' Moonstone is great for protection at night or on the water. It is a great stone to keep during a first love or any new relationship. It helps creativity, confidence and self expression, and helps its wearer be more successful in their day to day working activities. It is also considered to be the ultimate fertility crystal.
The Roman historian, Pliny the Elder described the Opal as a precious stone containing the fire of a Garnet, the resplendent purple of the Amethyst, and the sea-green glory of the Emerald. In Ancient times Opal was considered to be the most magical and mysterious gemstone, able to heal the body, provide luck, and strengthen the mind.
Opals help to calm their wearers, easing stress and depression. They are helpful with issues with anxiety, restless thoughts and racing minds, as they center the mind and promote positive dreams. As well as this, Opals are a wonderful protection stone, shielding the wearer from other peoples negative thoughts and energies. It is thought to be greatly beneficial when venturing into dangerous places.
Opals are also very seductive stones, associated with love, desire and passion.
💎 RHODOCHROSITE LORE:
Incas believed that Rhodochrosite was the blood of their former kings and queens that had turned to stone. It is named after the Greek words ‘Rose’ and ‘Colour.’
Today, Rhodochrosite is known as a great confidence booster. It also balances and enhances love on all levels, allowing fuller love to enter one’s life. It balances mental and emotional processes and brings a sense of happiness and relief from ongoing stress. As well as this, Rhodochrosite is great for use in meditation, and helps calm the mind. It is also a healing stone, helping problems with stress and problems to do with the heart.