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Victorian Amethyst, Amber , Goldstone Mother of Pearl Silver Rings

  • £4390

Amethyst , Amber, Goldstone and Mother of Pearl gemstones in an unusual silver setting remisiscent of the Victorian style. 

Amethyst is a silicate mineral with traces of iron formed when silica rich solutions enter cavities, evaporate and form crystals . In the right conditions the iron in the crystals is irradiated  so producing the rich purple colour of the stone.

Amethyst may help with anxiety, ease stress and prevent drunkennes!!. A birthstone for Pisces and Aquarius.

Amber is the fossilised resin of ancient pine trees. Our Amber comes from the Baltic region and was formed during the Eocene geological period about 44 million years ago .  It was also thought that the rays of the sun were captured in the Amber, what a lovely idea! Amber was also called The Gold of the North ,due to its enticing golden hues. Amber was one of the commodities traded along the famous "Amber Road" which lead from the Baltic to the Mediterranean and then onto the " Silk Route"  to the East.

A birthstone for Aries and Leo, it is said to promote courage , vitality and personal growth.

Goldstone is made from silica, copper oxide and other metal oxides which have been heated and recrystallised in conditions simulating those of the Earth`s interior where forces of intense heat and pressure operate. The brown colour is the result if the presence of copper crystals, the blue  colour results from cobalt. 

A birthstone for Sagittarius and may help to increase self acceptance , promote vitality.

Mother of Pearl is the name given to an irridescent substance called nacre created by certain molluscs.  It forms the shells of pearl bearing oysters  and in fact is composed of the same material as pearls. Nacre is a combination of the mineral Aragonite and a protein called conchiolin. 

Oyster beds are found in the Pacific and Indian oceans and are an important source of livelihood for the island communities. The oysters health and ability to produce pearls and the nacre on their shells depends on a healthy ecosystem with a good biodiversity so it is in the interest of the pearl farmers to maintain the purity and diversity of the marine environments. Oysters themselves act as a natural cleaner as they filter impurities from the ocean waters. In 2014 Sustainable Development Goals were developed for the Pearl Industry by the UN.  Australia still allows the catching of wild oysters but under a strict quota system and with a limited number of permits being issued.

It is thought Mother of Pearl has  a relaxing , soothing and calming effect , also stimulating the imagination and increasing sensitivit

Average ring weight: 4.2 grams      Gemstone size: 1cm x 0.8cm .

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