Silver Mabe Pearl Bridal Engagement Statement Ring - June Birthstone Ring
This striking and unique Sterling Silver Engagement Ring features a petal mounting that beautifully frames and protects a large 11 mm cultured silver-colored mabe pearl. This mounting features a beautiful openwork design that keeps this large pearl ring from looking overly heavy, making it appropriate for hands of many different sizes. The interior of this ring is gently rounded for ease of wear, and the band tapers to 2 mm in the back for comfort.
Pearl, the birthstone for the month of June, has been worn in jewelry for thousands of years. Early Chinese myths told of pearls falling from the sky when dragons fought, while the Greeks believed that wearing pearls would promote marital bliss and prevent newlywed women from crying.
An organic gem, pearls are formed inside mollusks such as oysters and mussels. They are formed when an irritant such as a tiny stone or bit of sand gets inside the mollusk's shell. A lustrous substance, called nacre, is secreted around the object to protect the soft internal surface of the mollusk. As layer upon layer of nacre coats the irritant, a pearl is formed. Light that is reflected from these overlapping layers produces a characteristic iridescent luster. This process of building a solid pearl can take up to seven or eight years.
Material - sterling silver cast ring mounting, 11 mm pearl