Ancient Heirloom Ring - Peridot
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 peridot in a handcrafted bezel setting. This setting is the same used by ancient goldsmiths from the earliest known periods of history.
In the ancient world, Peridot was only to be found on one island in the Red Sea. Heavily guarded by the Egyptians, this island was almost barren except for its rich deposits of Peridot. To even land on the island without permission earned the sentence of death. The ancients so adored peridot that they mined the island until it was completely gone from the ancient world.
Peridot, for many centuries, was known as the evening emerald because it is best viewed at dusk, when the vibrant green hues come out to play. In fact the ancient historian Agatharchides once wrote that that peridot is “invisible during the day since it is overwhelmed by the brightness of the sun; but when night falls, it shines in the dark and is visible from afar wherever it may be.”
‘If heaven would make me another world, Of one entire and perfect chrysolite (peridot)!
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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