ESTATE VINTAGE 14K GOLD DESIGNER SIGNED LE VIAN RING TURQUOISE & 14 DIAMONDS. PERFECT SIZE 7 1/4 TURQUOISE 12 MM'S X 10 MM'S 14 DIAMONDS 2.5 MM'S EACH 4.23 GRAMS. When you can trace your ancestry 2,500 years to the tribe of Levi, one of the fabled 12 tribes of Israel, a 500th anniversary may not seem like a big deal. But to the three sons and two daughters of Abdulrahim Ephraim LeVian, who died this year, celebrating their company's history was very important. The LeVian children have paid tribute to their father, who emigrated from Persia in 1950, with a spectacular collection of jewelry and objets d'art that has never been shown outside the family vaults before.
The collection, "LeVian Through the Centuries, " was displayed at the JA International Jewelry Show in August and has traveled to stores since then for public viewing. The LeVian family began making jewelry around 1500, and their fame grew through Persia in the ensuing centuries. The family was known originally for hand-carving, hand-painting, beading, engraving, enameling, goldsmithing and silversmithing. The jewels shown here are from the earliest days in business.
By the 1700s, the family had become a trusted jeweler to royalty and began to work with gems the conquering Persians could now obtain. In 1746, the infamous Nadir Shah asked the LeVians to guard his richest plunder, the Kooh-i-noor Diamond, which he found hidden in the turban of the Mogul emperor when he invaded India. The gem weighed a cool 186 carats at the time. After being plundered again by the English a century later, the Kooh-i-noor was presented to Queen Victoria, who had it cut down to 108 carats; it now resides in the Tower of London among the Crown Jewels of England. The world has had a fascination for turquoise for over 7000 years.The oldest known example of any jewelry was a carved turquoise and gold bracelet found on the mummy of an Egyptian queen. In the American Southwest, Native Americans have mined turquoise since prehistoric times. Many legends surround turquoise, it is believed to bring good fortune and health. While turquoise was once used as currency in the American Southwest, it has been treasured as an adornment throughout the centuries worldwide. The evolution of turquoise jewelry from its appeal as southwestern, Native American or tourist jewelry, to one of the most coveted gems set in designer jewelry worldwide. Coveted, that is, only if you are talking about true, genuine turquoise. And so our turquoise love story continues.
While the demand for turquoise has increased dramatically, the supply of genuine turquoise is limited. The item "ESTATE VINTAGE 14K GOLD DESIGNER SIGNED LE VIAN RING TURQUOISE & 14 DIAMONDS" is in sale since Tuesday, November 07, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Designer, Signed\Rings". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.