Living in Ancient Egypt could be a bit chaotic. There was plague, famine, drought, revolts — not to mention keeping the Roman Empire at bay. How would young Cleopatra navigate the constant crises in her life?
Luckily, this woman of surpassing beauty had a secret weapon at her side: Chrysocolla.
Renowned for its otherworldly blue-green color and soothing presence, chrysocolla was a favorite stone of Cleopatra. Legend holds that she carried chrysocolla with her at all times because of its calming effect and ability to spur creativity.
A stone of reassurance and conciliation, chrysocolla is said to have been first discovered in the mines of King Solomon. Perhaps because of its connection to the biblical king, Ancient Egyptians considered it a “wise stone,” leading its wearers to come up with clever compromises in quarrelsome negotiations, as well as protecting them from psychological damage. It also had the power to make one more sensitive and tolerant — both good qualities when you’re constantly dealing with war-loving Roman leaders.
Taking a page from the history books, we’ve acquired this stone of wisdom and peace and created a ring befitting of a queen. Balanced by sparkling white stones, this ring would have been right at home on the hand of the world’s most famous seductress.
Cleopatra seduced powerful men and led the Kingdom of Egypt. She commanded armies and influenced the formation of the Roman Empire. Through it all, chrysocolla was her most trusted advisor. Don’t you think the queen in your life deserves the same?
- 5 2/5 ctw
- Yellow gold-finished brass setting
- (1) oval Cabochon 12x15mm greenish/bluish Chrysocolla
- (2) round 3.5mm "The Ultimate Diamond Alternative, Diamondaura"
- (2) round 2.5mm "The Ultimate Diamond Alternative, Diamondaura"
- Sits 9mm high
- Band 2mm width
- Available in size 5-10