Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sterling silver 'Caravanserai' ring with yellow gold plate and sapphires - available on online store


Sterling silver Caravanserai ring with yellow gold plate set with 7 natural sapphires and hand engraving of feather motif around rim of ring.
The top of the ring is around 16mm round.
It has a deliberate 'cap' style top referencing tents/dwelling places. The stones are all different colours and sizes, reflecting trade and people.

The word caravanserai means:

caravanserai was a roadside inn where travelers could rest and recover from the day's journey. In the Middle-East, it is often called by its Persian name khan, (خان). Caravanserais supported the flow of commerce, information, and people across the network of trade routes covering Asia, North Africa, and southeastern Europe, especially along the Silk Road.
(Wikipedia)

This ring is a 'one off'.
The sapphires also are unique and are difficult to match.
These sapphires fall under the category 'Fancy' sapphires as they are individual colours as they are natural, not colour enhanced to reach specific hues.
I am happy to make to order this ring using different combinations of stones as well as to size.
With wear, the yellow gold plating may wear back to the sterling silver in places which is something I hope for!

This ring is only available on my online store: http://katherinebowman.bigcartel.com. There is only one of this ring!