Gemstone Pod Ring
Oval gemstone set in a sterling silver setting with a dotted design.
Available in Cognac Amber, Green Amber, Goldstone, Blue Goldstone, Blue Paua Shell, Red Paua Shell, Rose Quartz, Jade, Moss Agate, and Amethyst.
Stone Measurement: 10mm x 14mm
The Amber used by Outrage jewellers originates in the Baltic, but it can also be found in small amount in the Caribbean. Amber is frequently used in pieces of jewellery and to decorate utensils and furniture.
A synthetic stone created in Italy by monks practising alchemy. It is reputed to have healing properties due to its copper and gold content. It is believed enhance dreams and the will to do good.
Paua shell is formed from the inner nacreous shell of molluscs. It is the Maori name for edible sea snails. Paua shell is thought to strengthen and soothe the body, particularly helping with fertility and nurturing.
A popular semi-precious stone, consisting of quartz with traces of titanium. It is known as 'The Venus Stone', as it promotes love and friendship and makes the wearer more receptive to beauty. When worn, emotions are calmed inducing a feeling of inner peace and increasing self-confidence.
Named by the Spanish conquistadores 'piedra de ijada' meaning hip stone and worn on the hip to prevent kidney diseases. The two most common forms are Jadeite and Nephrite. Many colours are available, but the most popular is green. Attracts good luck, friendship and promotes wisdom.
Agate is a banded chalcedony, found in nodules or geodes in volcanic rocks. Agate can be found in a variety of colours and some have fern like patterns in them formed due to the presence of manganese and iron oxides. Its name comes from the Achates River in Sicily, where Agates were first found.
The chemical composition of Amethyst is SiO2 – it is a variety of quartz.
The best varieties are found in Siberia, Sri Lanka and Brazil. The colour is due to traces of iron. The Ancient Greek believed it could prevent intoxication, while medieval soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in battle.
Outrage Jewellers is based at the Corn Exchange, Leeds, West Yorkshire
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