Ancient Heirloom Ring - Amethyst
Free shipping and returns
100% recycled solid gold
2 year warranty
Fairly made, fairly priced
Inspired by ancient rings that graced the hands of Roman Empresses, this is a piece to be treasured for decades and passed down through the centuries. A detailed braided solid gold band encircles your finger, displaying a substantial cabochon amethyst in a handcrafted bezel setting. This setting is the same used by ancient goldsmiths from the earliest known periods of history.
The Romans believed amethyst carried within it temperance and grace, a talisman to ward off drunkenness and the regrets it begets. Prone to rage, fits of lust and impulsivity, Bacchus wandered drunk through the Arcadian forests, tigers prowling at his feet. The god of wine and vineyards raged at some perceived offense, and chanced upon the priestess Amethyst, on whom he turned his fury.
Luckless Amethyst supplicated to Diana, the huntress goddess and protectress of dewy youth—she who appears to young women in need, carrying them from death and placing them in the stars. The goddess turned the mortal woman into a pure white stone, and left Bacchus to his fury, which had cooled and congealed into cloying regret. In his self imposed torment, Bacchus poured a libation over the stone, turning amethyst to a curious, wine-dark color.
The Ancient Heirloom Ring is crafted in 100% recycled 14k solid gold. Each piece is made to order for you in our NYC studio and takes roughly 2 weeks to ship.
Why Solid Gold ✨
Solid gold is the best option if you:
1. Want to wear your piece forever or pass it down as an heirloom. Solid gold will last for centuries without degrading.
2. Want to invest in jewelry as an asset rather than an accessory. Gold traditionally appreciates in value and can always be melted down and made into a new piece
Unlike many brands, our gold is never hollow - it is always 100% solid, cast using the lost wax method, meaning there is a lot more gold in each piece.
Our gold is 100% certified recycled and each piece is handcrafted here in New York.
Product Details 🔍
When will my piece ship? 🚚
We keep a small inventory of solid gold pieces - please check about the 'Add to Cart' button to see if your piece is in stock.
If not, it will display the estimated ship time so that we can custom make it for you in our NYC studio.
What does Traditional Retail Price mean? 💸
Most brands sell through boutiques and department stores, where the pricing model is usually a 2 - 4x markup from their wholesale price. For example, the jewelry brand sells the piece to the store for $1000, and then the store sells it to you for $2,500.
Because Common Era sells directly from our studio, we can give our customers the same pricing we would be giving to wholesale stores.
When will my order ship?
All pieces except for made-to-order solid gold will ship within 24 hours on business days.
Solid gold orders ship from our NYC studio and the time to ship is indicated above the "Add to cart" button on those pieces.
What if my piece is lost in the mail?
This is in incredibly rare, but if it happens we will make it right with a free replacement.
Solid gold pieces are always shipped with signature required to ensure this doesn't happen.
Does your jewelry come in a box or a pouch?
Both! Our packaging is made in Chicago and consists of a peach-colored vegan suede pouch in a branded box, so they’re easy to wrap up as gifts.
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