Antique Chrysoprase sterling deco ring with marcasites Stone of Venus

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Antique Chrysoprase sterling deco ring with marcasites Stone of Venus.   This beautiful large setting chrysoprase ring is beautifully accented with marcasites on each side that are set in sterling (marked sterling on the inside band).This dates in the 1920's and is in very good condition. You can tell it was well loved. The large setting measures 3/4" long and the ring is a size 3 1/2  ( they had teeny hands way back then). Chrysoprase, the stone of Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love and Supreme Ruler of the Heart, was first identified around 23A.D.  Highly prized in the Middle Ages, it was considered a magical stone that was “re-charged” at the half-moon by placing it out in nature.  Chrysoprase was said to bring good health and harmonious longevity to marriages.   In the 1920’s during the era of Art Nouveau, which celebrated opulence, exotic sensuality and romanticism, the Tomb of Tutankhamen was discovered in the Valley of the Kings.  Chrysoprase was used extensively to replicate the treasures of this tomb for decorative purposes.I think this is one of the reasons you see many of these rings from that period with this fascinating stone.    Ask about our ten percent off special before you buy, it could save you a lot of money. VintageSparkles offers Layaway on all our pieces regardless of which site it comes from.All layaway payments will need to be in the form of a check or money order only. Please remember that vintage & antique items are not mint, nor are they perfect but they sure are full of old history and charm. Please use photos to make your decisions and read our policies prior to buying so you can have an excellent experience with us.    Please use this number when ordering ga000404.    If you want to see more of these pretties this is the link to my etsy store. or visit our gallery on pinterest where you can see all our pieces at once

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Antiques (approx100yrs)
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very good