wonderful ring from the A. Leondarakis jeweler’s classic collection.
The ring features a copy of an ancient (4th century) Greek coin with goddess Persephone on the obverse.
Persephone was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, and the queen of the underworld. She was abducted by Hades, the god of the underworld, infuriating her mother who made the crops wither and the earth barren. Zeus intervened and tried to bring Persephone back to the world of the living; however, Persephone ate the seeds of a pomegranate that Hades had given to her, binding her to him for one third of the year. Thus, it was decided that Persephone spend four months in the underworld and eight months on earth with her mother. The period in the underworld corresponded to the winter season, during which Demeter would make the soils barren due to her grief, while her return marked the start of the spring. (www.greekmythology.com).
The ring is handmade from solid sterilng silver, as is the coin. The coin is engulfed by a solid 14K gold bezel. It will be sent to you in a fine presentation box for you to keep or present as a gift.
Established in 1920, A. Leondarakis is a family run business with a long history committed in the production of quality, unconventional gold and silver jewelry with a recognizable identity.
The A. Leondarakis name ensures that this artifact was made with quality in mind and will be a possession to enjoy.
The ring is available in all sizes, please note your size at the “Order Notes” at “Checkout” (find your ring size). An extra cost might occur for very large sizes, please contact us for details.
Coin with setting: length 2.5 cm x width 2.5 cm (0.98″ x 0.98″)
Important notes: Please note that the item might not be in stock (please feel free to contact us for item availability). Items that are not in stock might take up to two weeks to ship. If the item is in stock we ship in a maximum of three days. Custom orders might also take up to two weeks to ship. Each item is handmade and not machine produced.