Handmade Beloved Barong Amethyst Men's Sterling Silver Ring (Indonesia)

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ITEM# 13986449
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    ITEM#: 13986449

    This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. Deriving his inspiration from traditional Balinese art and literature, Nyoman Rena sculpts sterling silver in a portrait of Barong. Legend says Barong's fierce face hides his benevolent nature, for he represents the goodness that destroyed the evil witch, Rangda.



    Product Features:


     

    • Crown (bezel): 0.9" L x 0.8" W x 0.3" H
    • Band width: 4 mm
    • Weight: 0.49 oz
    • Gemstone color: Purple
    • Gemstone shape: Oval
    • One bezel-set oval-cut amethyst measures 10 mm wide x 14 mm long
    • This ring cannot be resized
    • Gemstone weight: 5 carats
    • Metal: 925 Sterling silver
    • Finish: Combination
    • Made in Indonesia










    Story Behind the Art:


      

    Nyoman Rena was born on October 11 as the third of five children. His father is Made Beratha and his mother is KetutSukarti. Young Rena started to learn wood carving when he was in the third year of elementary school. His grandfather, an architect of traditional Balinese buildings who is also a senior carver, gave much support to Rena's carving and jewelry development. After graduating from elementary school in 1983, Rena was introduced to a famous silversmith in his village by his father. Since then, Rena began learning to craft silver jewelry on Sundays. Making use of his carving ability, Rena combines it with his silver work. He believes that one day his silver crafting will invite the interest of customers worldwide.


    All weights and measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from the listed information. Treatment code E (amethyst). See Gemstone Treatments for further information.

    Click here for ring sizing guide



    Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.



    All measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from the listed dimensions.

    Treatment code H (Heating) for main stone. See Treatment Guide for all treatment code information.

    Specs

    Features
    Material Gemstone
    Metal Sterling Silver
    Stone Gemstone
    Ring Style Traditional
    Stone Shape Oval
    Band Width 3-4 mm
    Accent Stone Gemstone
    Accent Stone Treatment Code H
    Color Purple
    Gender Men's
    Jewelry Setting Bezel
    Main Stone Treatment Code H
    Metal Color White
    Product Features Handmade
    Stone Color Purple
    Stone Properties Natural Gemstone
    Worldstock Worldstock
    • Missized Ring & Clear/Transparent Amethyst
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 10

      Ordered ring size 10. Received ring size 10.75. Incorrectly represented size & color. Gemstone is so light in color & transparent (see through) that the hairs on my finger & skin tone are easily seen through the stone. Looked like cheap costume jewelry. Stone was also slighty scratched & poor quality. The Amethyst stone is not anything like the quality or color that is represented in the pictures. Do yourself a favor and do not believe the other reviewers. Maybe I just received a poor quality stone. However, I knew for the price it was probably "too good to be true". An Amethyst of the quality represented in the pictures would be $300-400 itself. Use common sense here. I did not. On a positive note, the craftmanship on the silver setting was excellent (except for the incorrect sizing of course). But the incredibly poor quality of the Amethyst neutralized this entirely.

    • A Masterpiece
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 11

      This ring is very valuable for me. I was searching for months on the internet to find a nice Barong ring. Every time that I was searching I saw this beautiful ring but I had the idea that the price was too high for me. But as always in life, quality has his price. After month of daily searching the internet I got the feeling that I had found ‘my beloved’ ring but it took some more time to realize it. On the day I fully realized that this was my ring I bought this ring and I was feeling very happy. I also felt relieved of a burden; searching the internet every day for hours. I have some knowledge about silver jewelry because I possess a lot and almost every body part of mine carries a silver jewel. Sometimes more, sometimes less, just how I am feeling that day. By purchasing silver jewelry quality and beauty is the most important for me. Some items I designed by myself. I have jewelry that nobody else has. I know that this “Beloved Barong Ring” is made and sold in some quantities but that makes it for my not less beautiful. The artisan who finished this ring was working with great expertise and joy and created for me a ‘masterpiece’. The ring is beautiful finished and all fits beautiful together. He fits me as if I am wearing the ring already my whole life. I am very happy with this ring and congratulate Overstock.com with this ‘Masterpiece’, the ‘Men's Sterling Silver 'Beloved Barong' Amethyst Ring’. Harekrishnakabita

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: 11

      This user earned $1.00 in rewards for writing this review.Learn More

      I was absolutely joyful when I received the ring. The ring was without a doubt worth the wait, being shipped from Indonesia. Such fine craftsmanship and quality for a price I could afford. The gemstone Amethyst color is not as dark as the photo and thanks because the cut and clarity is excellent to make this ring pop with brilliant display of dazzling purple. When a stone is to dark or light purple You do not have the radiance of reflected light. I had read one person's review and I have to admit I was skeptical until the ring arrived not sure of what to expect. I can only express that I am well pleased by the purchase of this Amethyst Ring.

    • Exoctic & Handsome
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 9

      This user earned $2.00 in rewards for writing this review.Learn More

      I started a collection of colored gemstone, men's rings, with amethysts from melanesia (Indonesia, Papua, Jaya, Bali and so forth). I began Tweeting questions into the cloud, on melanesian mythologies, in order to discover the cultural significance. Surprisingly, I received answers from the other side of the earth. So, it became my gateway into exoctic cultures. I found the Greek myths the most romantic origins of amethyst, itself. This is truly remarkable ring. I get compliments from both men and women, whenever I wear it. Yes, I do recommend it.

    • Awful stone
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 11

      Like the previous review dated 12/26 I purchased this ring expecting to be as pictured with a dark grapejuice colored Amethyst. Instead I received a lighter version with pink flashes. I re-order the item which overstock was very nice about setting it up immediately even making a note about a dark stone please. I wanted to wait and see the new one which I just received today and it was even worse almost looked like a cheap Kunzite orange-ish purple with pink flashes and even more transparent. It makes my first one look better so I am returning the 2nd one. The detail work on the ring is beautiful and I did get a great deal on mine...

    • Amethyst Ring
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 11

      My son wanted a birthstone ring for his 25th birthday but it is not easy finding a man's amethyst ring that was not girlie looking. My son is 6'4" and needed a substancial sized ring. This ring fit the bill perfectly. It is a large, deep colored stone and the setting is heavy silver. The ring is rich looking without being over the top and is very unique. He loves it and has gotten compliments whenever he wears it. Good purchase, thanks Overstock!

    • Good design
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 10

      Nice design and fits nicely. It is a true statement piece. The amethyst is very pale in color and does not look like the ring that is represented. It would have been much better if the stone was a darker color.

    • Received as displayed
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 11

      Great ring! Received the ring as displayed. Color matched the picture of the Amethyst. Definitely a unique piece to add onto your collection. Matches perfectly with my silver bracelet .

    • robert probst
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 11

      excellenth looking ring ! , but the inner edges should be smoothed out , there is a an edge that's sort of sharp . again this ring is magnificent .

    • Great interesting design
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 10

      Nice ring overall - great design that is hand-crafted; beautiful stone. The mounting on the underside of the stone is a tad loose so the stone rattles a tiny bit in the setting.

    • Missized Ring & Clear/Transparent Amethyst
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 10

      Ordered ring size 10. Received ring size 10.75. Incorrectly represented size & color. Gemstone is so light in color & transparent (see through) that the hairs on my finger & skin tone are easily seen through the stone. Looked like cheap costume jewelry. Stone was also slighty scratched & poor quality. The Amethyst stone is not anything like the quality or color that is represented in the pictures. Do yourself a favor and do not believe the other reviewers. Maybe I just received a poor quality stone. However, I knew for the price it was probably "too good to be true". An Amethyst of the quality represented in the pictures would be $300-400 itself. Use common sense here. I did not. On a positive note, the craftmanship on the silver setting was excellent (except for the incorrect sizing of course). But the incredibly poor quality of the Amethyst neutralized this entirely.

    • robert probst
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 11

      excellenth looking ring ! , but the inner edges should be smoothed out , there is a an edge that's sort of sharp . again this ring is magnificent .

    • Good design
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 10

      Nice design and fits nicely. It is a true statement piece. The amethyst is very pale in color and does not look like the ring that is represented. It would have been much better if the stone was a darker color.

    • Great interesting design
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 10

      Nice ring overall - great design that is hand-crafted; beautiful stone. The mounting on the underside of the stone is a tad loose so the stone rattles a tiny bit in the setting.

    • Awful stone
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 11

      Like the previous review dated 12/26 I purchased this ring expecting to be as pictured with a dark grapejuice colored Amethyst. Instead I received a lighter version with pink flashes. I re-order the item which overstock was very nice about setting it up immediately even making a note about a dark stone please. I wanted to wait and see the new one which I just received today and it was even worse almost looked like a cheap Kunzite orange-ish purple with pink flashes and even more transparent. It makes my first one look better so I am returning the 2nd one. The detail work on the ring is beautiful and I did get a great deal on mine...

    • Amethyst Ring
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 11

      My son wanted a birthstone ring for his 25th birthday but it is not easy finding a man's amethyst ring that was not girlie looking. My son is 6'4" and needed a substancial sized ring. This ring fit the bill perfectly. It is a large, deep colored stone and the setting is heavy silver. The ring is rich looking without being over the top and is very unique. He loves it and has gotten compliments whenever he wears it. Good purchase, thanks Overstock!

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: 11

      The ring cracked after short. At the bottom

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: 11

      This user earned $1.00 in rewards for writing this review.Learn More

      I was absolutely joyful when I received the ring. The ring was without a doubt worth the wait, being shipped from Indonesia. Such fine craftsmanship and quality for a price I could afford. The gemstone Amethyst color is not as dark as the photo and thanks because the cut and clarity is excellent to make this ring pop with brilliant display of dazzling purple. When a stone is to dark or light purple You do not have the radiance of reflected light. I had read one person's review and I have to admit I was skeptical until the ring arrived not sure of what to expect. I can only express that I am well pleased by the purchase of this Amethyst Ring.

    • Exoctic & Handsome
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 9

      This user earned $2.00 in rewards for writing this review.Learn More

      I started a collection of colored gemstone, men's rings, with amethysts from melanesia (Indonesia, Papua, Jaya, Bali and so forth). I began Tweeting questions into the cloud, on melanesian mythologies, in order to discover the cultural significance. Surprisingly, I received answers from the other side of the earth. So, it became my gateway into exoctic cultures. I found the Greek myths the most romantic origins of amethyst, itself. This is truly remarkable ring. I get compliments from both men and women, whenever I wear it. Yes, I do recommend it.

    • Stone color not as pictured
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 10

      The amethyst stone is pale,not at all the rich hue as in the picture.Actually made this purchase in 8/2016. Kept the ring any way because of the interesting setting which by the way is not antiqued as shown either but I expect in time will look that way.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: 11

      The ring cracked after short. At the bottom

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: 11

      This user earned $1.00 in rewards for writing this review.Learn More

      I was absolutely joyful when I received the ring. The ring was without a doubt worth the wait, being shipped from Indonesia. Such fine craftsmanship and quality for a price I could afford. The gemstone Amethyst color is not as dark as the photo and thanks because the cut and clarity is excellent to make this ring pop with brilliant display of dazzling purple. When a stone is to dark or light purple You do not have the radiance of reflected light. I had read one person's review and I have to admit I was skeptical until the ring arrived not sure of what to expect. I can only express that I am well pleased by the purchase of this Amethyst Ring.

    • Exoctic & Handsome
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 9

      This user earned $2.00 in rewards for writing this review.Learn More

      I started a collection of colored gemstone, men's rings, with amethysts from melanesia (Indonesia, Papua, Jaya, Bali and so forth). I began Tweeting questions into the cloud, on melanesian mythologies, in order to discover the cultural significance. Surprisingly, I received answers from the other side of the earth. So, it became my gateway into exoctic cultures. I found the Greek myths the most romantic origins of amethyst, itself. This is truly remarkable ring. I get compliments from both men and women, whenever I wear it. Yes, I do recommend it.

    • Stone color not as pictured
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 10

      The amethyst stone is pale,not at all the rich hue as in the picture.Actually made this purchase in 8/2016. Kept the ring any way because of the interesting setting which by the way is not antiqued as shown either but I expect in time will look that way.

    • robert probst
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 11

      excellenth looking ring ! , but the inner edges should be smoothed out , there is a an edge that's sort of sharp . again this ring is magnificent .

    • Good design
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 10

      Nice design and fits nicely. It is a true statement piece. The amethyst is very pale in color and does not look like the ring that is represented. It would have been much better if the stone was a darker color.

    • victorian beauty....
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 11

      victorian beauty.....awesome ring with an awesome price

    • Beloved Barong ring
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 10

      I gave this ring to my son and he loves it. It is a very handsome ring!!!

    • mr
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 10

      Not as heavy as you would expect by looking g at the ring. But overall appearance is good. Lots of compliments.

    • Great interesting design
      Verified Purchase
      Option: 10

      Nice ring overall - great design that is hand-crafted; beautiful stone. The mounting on the underside of the stone is a tad loose so the stone rattles a tiny bit in the setting.

    Questions & Answers

    • Q:

      "Thinking about buying this particular ring . How often is the stone loose in the setting ? Also is there a color quality check, on the Amethyst stones set in the rings? Questions to Prevent returns on order."

      • A:

        Hello Walleye Hunter, the stone is not loose in the setting. The amethyst has been treated to improve clarity and shape. Thanks for shopping with us.

    • Q:

      "Why did you choose this product?"

      • A:

        great art work love the stone

    • Q:

      "What sizes does this ring come in?"

      • A:

        The fit was larger than stated. It's too big.

      • A:

        Hello anniesrose, as of today the Men's Sterling Silver 'Beloved Barong' Amethyst Ring is available in size 9, 10, and 11. You can choose your size option from the drop down menu when adding the item to your cart. Thank you for shopping with us.

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