Demeter, the middle daughter of Cronus and Rhea, was the Ancient Greek goddess of grain and agriculture, one of the original Twelve Olympians. Her grief over her daughter Persephone – who has to spend one-third of the year with her husband Hades in the Underworld – is the reason why there is winter; her joy when she gets her back coincides with the fertile spring and summer months. Demeter and Persephone were the central figures of the Eleusinian Mysteries, the most famous secret religious festival in Ancient Greece.
This ring has been masterfully crafted, using an Edwardian era carved amethyst intaglio cameo depicting Demeter. The locket back is fashioned of platinum, and the setting and shank are 18 karat yellow gold. With twisted rope detail at the hinge and sparkling diamonds at the shoulders, she makes the perfect little carrying case for your favorite seasonal memento!
Size (can be resized): 7.5
Dimensions: 16mm x 12mm amethyst stone
Weight: 10 grams
Materials: Gold, platinum, amethyst, diamond
Metal: 18K yellow gold, platinum (locket back)
Condition: Very good antique condition