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Melissa Braniff

Diana Carved Stone Ring

$6,200.00
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    This distinctive ring features a dark grey Italian antique lava stone carved by the master Italian artisan Giovanni Apa handcrafted in softly hammered 18K rose gold and accented by 4 champagne diamonds. The stone is from the 1920’s and is 0.79 x 0.98 inches. 0.40 ctw champagne diamonds. Size 6.5. Complimentary sizing available for most ring sizes. 

    “The carving depicts the goddess Diana. She was the goddess of the hunt, the moon, and nature regarding wild animals and the woodland. She was said to have the ability to talk with the animals and control them.” - Melissa Braniff

     


    MELISSA BRANIFF

    Melissa Braniff’s fascination with ancient coins began with decades of study in classical mythology and the ancient Greek and Roman cultures. While reading one account of Julius Caesar returning to Rome after defeating a territory, she learned that each “triumph" was followed by a parade where coins manufactured to commemorate the victory would be thrown about the streets. Her initial curiosity to locate those exact coins ultimately led her to the vast world of even more ancient coinage. As her ancient coin collection grew, she was moved by how the coins artistically combine her love of both mythology and ancient culture. She designed her collection to share the beauty and the stories of these ancient artifacts with others. Melissa’s handcrafted pieces are rich in their design and in the stories they tell. These are stories that are meant to be shared and that connect with each person in their own unique way. 

     

    This ring is so distinctive not only because of the carved lava stone but with its uniquely feminine styling. Wear this ring on your index or middle finger for an of-the-moment statement ring look.