Melissae di Erice Diamond Yellow Gold Ring
£3,120
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Melissae di Erice ring in 9ct yellow gold with diamond pave in a honeycomb design with bee detail. Bees and honeycomb are inextricably linked with Sicily. The great Sicilian craftsman, Daedalus, created the first honeycomb and presented it at Erice, Sicily to Aphrodite. From the Journey to Sicily.

The ring measures approximately 13mm wide.

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Melissae di Erice

The goddess of love, Astarte, is revered at Erice. It was there that Daedalus was tasked to make a golden honeycomb for her. Honeycomb - and therefore, bees - are inextricably linked with Sicily, so I named this collection 'Melissea', meaning 'bee', Di Erice. In the hexagons of the honeycomb on the rings and pendants, a small bee and diamond are hidden.

Diamond

One of the most renowned and romantic stones of all, the diamond has a rich and sparkling history. A symbol of eternal love famed since ancient Greece, etymology denotes that the word diamond comes from the Greek 'Adamas' meaning unconquerable, and so it is, as the hardest of all gemstones.

The birthstone for April, these jewels are believed to increase energy, detoxify the body from impurities, and bring you inner courage. In shades varying from colourless, pale yellow to green, red, pink and blue, diamonds are found in lots of colours across South Africa, Australia, as well as Namibia, Russia and China. The most prized, pure diamonds are colourless and all are composed entirely of carbon.

They are graded by the 4 C's, carat weight, colour, clarity and cut. Diamonds are faceted to display a unique combination of this adamantine lustre and fire, displaying a higher degree of dispersion than any other natural colourless gemstone. A high degree of skill is required to ensure precision, proportion, and precise facet edges, as well as sharp scintillation. A popular cut is round brilliant, with 57 well-proportioned facets to show off the optical effects of brilliance and dispersion, but there are other cuts including square, pear, marquise and oval.

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