Exquisite Art Deco Carnelian Marcasite Superior Quality Sterling Silver Statement Ring. Incredible piece of Art Deco work! Bold & Beautiful! The large octagonal shaped Carnelian Stone is beveled and sits high in a bezel setting. The Carnelian alone measures approx 1". Framed by an Octagonal setting of Sparkling Hand Set Marcasites, the front measures approx 1 1/4". I believe this is European in origin, most likely French. Like the unexpected fire of a sunset, or the first flash of autumn brilliance, Carnelian captivates. Its bold energy brings a rush of warmth and joy that lingers, stimulating and empowering. Known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage, Carnelians have protected and inspired throughout history. In antiquity, as well as today, Carnelian is believed to help timid speakers become both eloquent and bold. [Simmons, 92] Ancient Warriors wore Carnelian around their neck for courage and physical power to conquer their enemies.. It was the first stone used in the breastplates of the High Priests. It was also believed to prevent illness and the Plague.[Fernie, 138] The ancient Egyptians called Carnelian "the setting sun." Carnelian is traditionally worn to enhance passion, love, and desire. This is a true Quality piece that has wonderful style, workmanship and substance. Measures Size 9 on my ring sizer (can easily be resized by your local Jeweler). A Treasure not to be missed! Wonderful Condition!
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