History and origin of the ring
The ring has gone through the ages, from prehistory to the present day. Simple ornament or social value, it has evolved over the centuries and according to civilizations, bringing out more and more models.
Discovered during prehistory in the Czech Republic, the oldest rings date back to 21,000 years. Both ornaments and currency, these rings were made of mammoth ivory.
It was during the Bronze Age that the first gold rings appeared in ancient Egypt. Precious metals were used by the highest figures in society, who wore elaborate rings. At that time, wearing a ring therefore had a social function but it also served as a signature: for example, it was used as a seal to authenticate a message.
Inspired by Egyptian rings but more minimalist, those of Ancient Greece featured silver, gold and bronze. Thus, the first rings mounted with stones appear.
In Roman times, the history of the ring increasingly embodied the transformations of society. The rings signified social belonging depending on the metal used. There were also silver, amber or ivory rings. Both the Greeks and the Romans worked to enrich the rings with stones.
In the Middle Ages, rings were mainly made of copper, bronze, silver and gold. Considered as talismans, magic virtues were even attributed to these jewels. A sign of higher class, the ring affirmed the power and dignity of the man or woman who wore it.
Technical progress, know-how related to metals, the discovery of new stones allow jewelers and jewelers of the contemporary era to give free rein to an always sharp creativity giving life to rich and diversified creations. Influenced by fashion trends, international openness and freedom from social constraints and individual tastes, ring styles have rapidly evolved. From a simple social marker, jewelry then becomes a source of pleasure and creative self-expression. In silver, gold, set with precious or ornamental stones or pearls, the rings of our time are the reflection of a modern, free and creative society.
The ring in natural stone and 18 carat gold
Precious down to your fingertips...
Bracelet, pendant, earring, ring or natural stone necklace, natural gems have met with great success in jewelery in recent years.
A true timeless piece of jewelry that crosses the seasons and eras brilliantly, the natural stone ring has always been able to fill women with happiness and even men in the field of fantasy.
At mineral joaillerie, you will find 10 models of natural stone rings, among the Céleste, Bestouan, Sphere, Ampersand and Druzy lines. Through these creations, we put fine and precious stones in the spotlight, by magnifying the specificities of each one. celestial ring, with an airy and voluptuous design, reflects the adularescence of gray moonstone, the elegant opacity of onyx, the delicacy of amazonite and the immaculate shine of Carrara marble.
Marked by the sweetness of life, the Bestouan ring is adorned with the softness of Amazonite or the luminosity of White Moonstone for creations inviting a Mediterranean getaway.
The druzy ring with scintillating and iridescent reflections, highlights the fascinating particularity of Druze stone – its encrustations of small crystals formed on the surface – which are found in Chalcedony, Onyx or Cornelian (Sunset stone). Directly sourced from a Brazilian extractor, our Druzy stones are the only ones to be offered in their raw state.
Sporting a refined and refined design, the Spirale ring is delicately set with a diamond, like the Ampersand ring – the symbol of the link – which is also found on the Ampersand cord bracelets.
We have combined organic matter and recycled gold to give life to a creation with the most singular identity; the Sphere ring, in rot-proof ash wood.
You can refer to our ring size guide to choose the best one for you.