This handcrafted statement ring is the perfect heirloom piece, and features four stunning stones; a genune King's Manassa Turquoise, a flashy Moonstone, a beautiful pink Rhodochrosite, and a luminous purple Amethyst. The setting has been made with a solid sterling silver split-shank ring band, a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing, fine silver bezel settings 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!
Total Ring Face Length: approx. 52mm
Total Ring Face Width: approx. 18mm
I have created this ring in a size 7 1/2 to 7 3/4 (Australian size O 1/2 to P), but it can also be taken to any local jeweller to be sized up or down!
💎 KING'S MANASSA TURQUOISE LORE:
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man's history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred in its adornment and for power, luck, and protection.
Wearing Turquoise is said to bring strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and good fortune. It is a symbol of friendship, aids wearers while traveling and brings peace to the home.
Kings Manassa turquoise is mined at Manassa in south central Colorado. It was originally called the Lickskillet Mine, and was one of the first Turquoise deposits found in Colorado and the Southwest as well. The Manassa mine is believed to first have been mined by the Anasazi / Ancient Pueblo Indians. It is known for its blue-green to green colour with a golden or brown, non-webbed matrix.
💎 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.
💎 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.
💎 AMETHYST LORE:
Although a semi-precious stone in modern standards, in ancient times Amethyst was considered to be an incredible rare 'gem of fire' worth as much as Diamonds.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February, It also carries the energies of passion, creativity and spirituality. It is a great talisman to wear in the pursuit of the creative arts. It is also considered to be one of the most effective stones for healing people, plants and animals. It calms and soothes, and also brings luck and prosperity.