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Carnelian, Emerald, Marcasite (Pyrite), Silver Ring 14218-1553

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This sophisticated Victorian-design oval-shape ring features faceted carnelian accented with emerald and marcasite (pyrite) crafted in silver.

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Details: faceted carnelian, emerald, marcasite (pyrite), silver Ring.
Dispatches from a small business in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Size: 18.14 NL / 57 FR / 8 US / PĀ½ UK, sizeable (Within reason. Contact seller for information).
Weight in grams: 4.
Condition: New.

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The Victorian Era spanned Queen Victoria's rule of England from 1837 until 1901. During this time, a middle class began to emerge, sparking a demand for jewelry in the mass market, jewelry trends often reflected the tone of current events. The era is usually divided into several subsections: the Romantic Period from 1837 to 1861, the Grand Period from 1861 to 1880, and the Aesthetic Period from 1880 to 1901.

During the Romantic Period jewelry also featured nature-inspired designs, similar to jewelry of the Georgian era. Frequently, these designs were delicately and intricately etched into gold. Lockets and brooches were popular in daytime jewelry during the early Victorian era, whereas colored gemstones and diamonds were worn during the evening.

During the Grand Period jewelry , because the Grand or Mid-Victorian era corresponded with the death of Queen Victoria's husband, many jewelry pieces have solemn, somber designs. Known as mourning jewelry, the pieces feature heavy, dark stones. Jet, onyx, amethyst, and garnet are frequently found in jewelry from this period. Compared to previous periods, Mid-Victorian-era jewelry features highly creative, colorful designs using shells, mosaics and gemstones.

During the Aesthetic period, jewelers used diamonds and feminine, bright gemstones such as sapphire, peridot, and spinel. Star and crescent designs as well as elaborate hat pins were also popular. Some scholars believe the aesthetic era began sooner, in 1875, and ended as early as 1890.

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carnelian

Carnelian is a type of semiprecious gemstone that is a variety of chalcedony, which is itself a form of quartz. It is known for its reddish-orange color, which can range from pale to deep red. The name "carnelian" comes from the Latin word "carnis," which means "flesh," due to the gemstone's reddish color.

Carnelian has been used as a gemstone since ancient times. It was popular in ancient Egypt and was often used to create jewelry and other decorative items. In the ancient world, carnelian was believed to have various properties, including the ability to increase energy and vitality, improve communication skills, and protect against negativity.

Today, carnelian is still used in jewelry-making and is often used to create beads, pendants, and other decorative items. It is also believed to have certain healing properties and is often used in crystal healing practices.

emerald

Emeralds are a variety of the mineral beryl, and their green color is due to the presence of chromium and sometimes vanadium impurities in the crystal structure. The best emeralds are highly transparent and have a rich, velvety green color. The color of an emerald can range from pale green to deep, rich green, and is often described as being similar to the color of grass or leaves.

Emeralds have long been prized for their beauty and have been used in jewelry and other decorative objects for centuries. They are often cut into a variety of shapes, including oval, cushion, and pear, and are sometimes set in gold or platinum to enhance their beauty. Emeralds are also often treated to improve their color and clarity, and these treatments should be disclosed to the buyer.

In terms of hardness, emeralds rank between 7.5 and 8 on the Mohs scale, making them relatively soft compared to other precious gemstones such as diamonds, which rank a 10 on the Mohs scale. This means that emeralds can be more prone to scratching and chipping, and should be handled with care.

In addition to being used in jewelry, emeralds are also used in some traditional medical systems for their supposed healing properties. They are believed to have the ability to calm the mind and emotions, and to promote balance and harmony.

Overall, emeralds are a highly prized and sought-after gemstone due to their stunning green color and the symbolism and symbolism associated with them.

marcasite (pyrite)

Marcasite is a mineral that is made up of iron sulfide and has an orthorhombic crystal structure. It is known for its golden yellow color and metallic luster, but it is very brittle and not suitable for use in jewelry. Instead, what is often referred to as "marcasite" in jewelry is actually pyrite, which is also known as "fool's gold," that has been faceted to mimic the appearance of diamonds.

Marcasite has been used in jewelry since around 1700, and it is usually found mounted in silver. It has remained popular in high-quality fashion jewelry due to its attractive color and luster. In antique jewelry, marcasite can be distinguished from cut steel faux gems because marcasite is typically bead or prong-set, like a gemstone, while cut steel is usually riveted.

silver

Silver is a white metallic element that is known for its excellent conductivity of heat and electricity. It is represented on the periodic table of elements by the symbol Ag, and it is a member of the noble metals, which are known for their excellent resistance to oxidation.

Silver is a relatively soft metal, with a hardness that is intermediate between gold and copper. It is more malleable and ductile than gold, which means that it can be easily shaped and molded into various forms. However, it is not as hard as copper, which means that it is more prone to scratches and other types of damage.

Because of its softness, silver is usually alloyed with another metal to harden it enough to maintain the desired shape and details when it is used in jewelry and other decorative objects. This helps to give it the necessary strength and durability for use in these types of applications.

Throughout history, silver has played a prominent role in the production of jewelry and objets d'art. It is prized for its beauty and versatility, and it is often used in a wide variety of different types of jewelry, including rings, earrings, pendants, and bracelets. It is also used in decorative objects, such as candlesticks, vases, and other decorative items.

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