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Item:261300148576925 Sterling Silver and 18K Solid Yellow Gold Handmade Byzantine Ring with Ruby Designer: Gerochristo Sterling Silver and 18K Yellow Gold Ruby round mixed cut Handmade Hallmarked: 925 -750- Designers Signature-code number of workshop An striking handmade Sterling Silver and 18K solid Gold Byzantine Ring with round mixed cut Ruby made by Gerochristo A Brief History Normal 0 false false false EL X-NONE AR-SA MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The variety, luxury and magnificence of Greek jewellery reached its climax during the heyday of the Byzantine Empire about the 10th-11th century. The radiance and life of the imperial court admired and emulated by princes in West and East were epitomized in its exquisite jewels. Miniature arts developed too, producing lavish and intricate ecclesiastical resells. The profession of jeweler was one of the noblest in the Byzantine Age, its practice regulated by special legislation. Both jewellery and church plate of this period are to be found in private collections and large museums. Nevertheless it is abundantly clear that a significant part of this treasure-especially of Byzantine jewellery has been lost forever. But then Spirit of the master jewellery was never lost, not were their techniques handed down from generation to generation these have survived to this day. The fall of Constantinople, capital of Byzantium, in 1453 at once marked the demise of the Byzantine Empire and the domination of the Ottoman, which subjugated Greece, for 400 years. The art of silver-and gold smiting lived on under difficult and dire conditions, experiencing a true renaissance in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Centers of silver and gold smithing were established in many parts of Greece and for lash of gold ornaments were wrought in silver and bronze. Using the traditional techniques of filigree, repousse, engraving and so on, the New Hellenic artists produced jewellery whose splendor and elegance rival that of the Byzantine Age. Sources of inspiration for both jewellery and costumes in Post byzantine times were motifs from ancient Greek art, Byzantine symbols such, as the double-headed eagle, Byzantine architecture and Nature. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity and FREE Gift wrap! DetailCondition:New with tags, Brand:Gerochristo, Metal:Sterling Silver & Gold, Metal Purity:925 Silver - 18k Gold, Sizable:Yes, Main Stone:Ruby, Main Stone Shape:round mixed cut, Main Stone Color:Red, Country/Region of Manufacture:Greece
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Gerochristo 925 Silver and 18K Solid Gold Byzantine Handmade Ring with Ruby