Victorian Hematite Filigree Ring

Victorian Hematite Filigree Ring
Victorian Hematite Filigree Ring
Victorian Hematite Filigree Ring
Victorian Hematite Filigree Ring
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Victorian Hematite Filigree Ring

350.00

Large Victorian 10K Yellow Gold Filigree Hematite Ring. Stone is 14mm x 8mm. Size 6 3/4.

Hematite's popularity in jewelry was at its highest in Europe during the Victorian era, and has since seen a strong resurgence in North America. Hematite derives its name from the Greek word haema for blood. Thinly sliced hematite is a reddish color and, when rubbed against a scratch plate, hematite leaves a red streak. While popular in antiquity as a protection against bleeding during the Egyptian era hematite was carved as seals for rings, as cameos for rings brooches and pendants, and for beads. It was used widely in the Victorian Era in mourning jewelry. This piece is a stunning example of how beautiful this stone can be.

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