Captivating with diamonds and a bright polished shine, this ring is an eye-catching accessory for any occasion. Celebrate her August birthday with this classic and elegant gemstone fashion ring. A gift she'll treasure always.
Gillian Conroy is a New York Citybased boutique jeweler specializing in meticulously crafted, heirloom-quality pieces. Gillian started her company after studying goldsmithing and gemology in New York.
To further her education, she spent time in India researching gemstones as well as design and fabrication techniques. There she met with masters in the jewelry trade whose skills had been handed down for generations. Conroy & Wilcox was a successful creative collaboration between Gillian and Danica Wilcox.The two introduced their first jewelry collection in 2006 and ended their venture in 2014. Since then, Gillian has been expanding her industrial design and metalsmithing processes and taking her jewelry line in new directions under the Gillian Conroy name. She continues to create a line that has become synonymous with elegant, minimalist design.
Each original piece is meticulously crafted by hand, a process deriving inspiration from myriad sources, from nature to Old World and contemporary art to urban architecture and beyond. Gillians aesthetic also borrows heavily from her travels around the globe. Her jewelry embraces clean, understated lines, as well as intricate and delicate one-of-a-kind creations. The pieces can stand alone or be styled with others in the collection, and act as talismans of special moments and milestones.
She will continue to put primary emphasis on source, and use materials that are both ethical and sustainable. Background Gillian trained in various art disciplines, studying in London and then Turin, Italy, following graduation in Industrial Design from the College of Art & Design, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Peridot has always been associated with light. In fact, the Egyptians called it the gem of the sun. Early records indicate that the ancient Egyptians mined a beautiful green gem on an island in the Red Sea called Topazios, now known as St. John's Island or Zabargad.
Some believed that it protected its owner from terrors of the night, especially when it was set in gold. Others strung the gems on donkey hair and tied them around their left arms to ward off evil spirits. The word peridot comes from the Arabic faridat, which means gem.Most peridot formed deep inside the earth and was delivered to the surface by volcanoes. Some also came to earth in meteorites, but this extraterrestrial peridot is extremely rare, and not likely to be seen in a retail jewelry store. Legend has it that the island was infested with snakes, making mining unpleasant until an enterprising pharaoh drove them into the sea. From the earliest times, people confused this stonenow known to be peridotwith other gems.
It was one of many labeled as topaz. The item "VINTAGE ESTATE 14K GOLD PERIDOT DIAMOND RING DESIGNER SIGNED GILLIAN CONROY" is in sale since Thursday, July 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Rings\Gemstone". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts.
This item can be shipped worldwide.