Ancient Heirloom Ring - Amethyst
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100% recycled solid gold
3 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 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 🔍
100% recycled solid yellow gold
4.5 - 5 grams
7 x 5mm 1 carat ethically-sourced cabochon amethyst
Made in New York City
When will my piece ship? 💌
We keep a small inventory of some pieces - please check above 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? 💵
Excellent question! The majority of brands sell through stores like Neiman Marcus, Net-a-Porter and local boutiques - this is called wholesaling.
The standard formula is that retailers can purchase jewelry at 50% off the RRP. They then double that price and sell it on to you. There is also an agreement that the brand cannot undercut the retailers and offer lower prices on their own website, so no matter where you shop, it's always the same price.
We do not wholesale our solid gold pieces - we make them in NYC to order.
This means we can offer an amazing price without the retail markup. It's that simple :)
Ancient Heirloom Ring - Amethyst
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