Ancient Roman Marble Red Porphyry Sterling Silver Ring

  • • Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Authentic Roman Marble 1st-2nd cent.AD • Gemstone: Red Porphyry • Band material: Sterling Silver

A fragment of ancient Roman marble, the red porphyry, has been set in this sterling silver ring. This dark red marble, punctuated with white or pink inclusions, had its quarries in Egypt and was already used in the Ptolemaic era. In Rome, with Trajan, the extraction and use of porphyry became usual. It was used in sculpture, for statues, sarcophagi, and floor inlays, so much so that Diocletian made of it the exclusive ornament of his palaces.