Vesuvius ring with two-color tourmaline in yellow gold
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Vesuvius ring

Autor: Piotr Zieliński

Pompeii is one of the best-preserved cities that connects us with antiquity. It was located in the region of today's Campania in Italy. In the 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE experienced a period of dynamic development, being one of the most important ports in the region.

At that time, i.a. baths or amphitheater were built. Many wealthy Romans lived in the city, who owned their sumptuous summer estates here. A characteristic motif of Pompeii were snakes that appeared on various elements of architecture and wall painting. They were to be associated with wealth and prosperity.

Concept sketch of a snake ring

"The ancients had only a vague idea of the volcanic nature of Vesuvius and used to think of it only as a green mountain, covered with dense forest and lovely vineyards here and there," we read in the book "Pompeii". But on August 24, 79 AD, after years of silence, the volcano spoke with by tremendous force, razing the city to the ground.

The events that took place there almost 2,000 years ago could be treated as ancient history. Nevertheless, in many ways they are similar to the situation faced by all mankind today.

Vesuvius ring on a hand of a model.

The ring that I designed for Mr. Przemyslaw has deep symbolism. It emphasizes not only the power of nature, but also makes us reflect on what is important to us. The main stone is a multicolored tourmaline symbolizing foamed magma. It is set in an architectural setting with a top resembling the cone of a volcano. The whole is entwined by snakes that smoothly turn into a shank.

Vesuvius Ring with a spectacular Kongo tourmaline entwined by snakes.

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