Chi-Rho, Intaglio, Shungite Stone 1 of 35 Limited Edition
€149.99 – €199.99
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✔︎ Highest Quality 925 Silver and Bronze Finish
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✔︎ Unique, Handmade. 1 of 1.
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This original intaglio design is designed and crafted entirely by our skilled craftsman with over 25 years of experience in the field. The stone is fully hand-engraved by the famous Leonid Arsov. This of-a-kind ring is made to pay homage to the original jewelry originally envisioned by the Romans in around 300BC.
Ring size: Can be made to your ring size
Stone size: 16mm/0.62″
Material: Sterling Silver 925 and Gold plated Sterling Silver 925
Chi Rho – Chi (χ) and rho (ρ) are the two letters in ancient Greek that begin the name Χριστός (Christos) [Christ]. The chi-rho (☧) was used on the standards of Constantine when he defeated Maxentius and brought Christianity into the Roman Empire in the early fourth century.
The Chi Rho symbol has pre-Christian connections and is believed to have been revered by the pagan Greeks as representative of good fortune. Pagan Greek scribes used the symbol in the margin to mark passages they considered especially significant or relevant, with the letters Chi and Rho denoting ‘Chreston’ which means ‘good’. The sign has also been found on the coins of Ptolemy III (246-222 BCE).
Chi Rho gained widespread popularity and found much use by the Christians after it was adopted by Emperor Constantine. Later, the symbol also appeared on the coins of Emperor Constantine and his successors.
Shungite is technically not a crystal but a mineraloid (like amber, opal, or obsidian), due to its structure. But that doesn’t make it any less powerful! Used for centuries, shungite has long been considered a stone for healing, with Peter the Great of Russia using it in his spa to purify water1. Northwest Russia is actually where the largest and oldest source of shungite lies, with other deposits reported in Austria, India, Kazakhstan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.