Nativity Stone ring by Michael Anthony solid 10k gold

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Nativity Stone ring by Michael Anthony solid 10k gold

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$189.00

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Item details

Vintage from before 2000

Materials

10k, stone

Here is a special ring that would be especially amazing as a holiday gift for anyone who is a Christian or loves conversation pieces.

This ring was produced some time back by Michael Anthony and features a small stone taken from the site of the nativity of Jesus Christ. The ring is made of solid 10k gold. There is a trapped bubble of air next to the nativity stone.

The ring weighs 2.7g, the "cab" that holds the stone is 5mm in diameter. The ornamentation of the design is about 3/4". The ring is just over a size 8 and can be resized by your personal jeweler if need be. The color of the gold is a bit lighter or greener than gold from other manufacturers. It's not brassy color.

The design of this pieces is lovely boasting of the North star that led the Magi to Christ. There are crosses that sit tastefully on the shoulders of the ring.
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Here is some information on the history of the stone. I apologize as I still need to credit the source for this information:

The Story

The Nativity Stones are stones from the Manger Room in the Cave of the Nativity, excavated just a few feet from the star that marks the birthplace of Jesus Christ. The Cave of the Nativity in Bethlehem is the location early Christians recognized as the birthplace of Jesus. They worshipped there soon after His death. In 325 A.D. Empress Helena of Constantinople erected a church above this very cave.

The Church of the Nativity is the World's oldest active Christian Church.

The Nativity Stones were brought to the United States in 1964 through the efforts of Stanley Slotkin, a philanthropist and amateur archaeologist. While visiting the Cave of the Nativity during its only excavation, Slotkin noticed a portion of the manger wall being removed. Mayor Elias Bandak of Bethlehem, Slotkin's host, explained that the excavation would allow another exit for the thousands of visitors who come to the Cave of the Nativity each year.

Watching the manger room wall being dismantled made Slotkin reflective. Over two thousand years ago Jesus was born in this room and this very wall had seen the grace of His presence. He could feel the history in the room. He could feel the magnitude of the event that had taken place: the birth of Jesus. Christians in the United States would surely cherish anything from this holy site. He turned to the Mayor and asked if it would it be possible to have the stones from the Manger Room shipped to the United States. The Mayor agreed and made arrangements to have the stones sent with an affidavit of authenticity.

Initially, the Nativity Stones were donated to various non-profit organizations including the American Heart Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and American Lung Association for use in fundraising. Slotkin also gave crosses holding the stones to the sick and terminally ill in hospitals throughout the United States to provide comfort and a way to reinforce their faith in Jesus.

Each piece is designed to cradle a precious Nativity Stone and offers a unique way for you to maintain and share your faith in Jesus Christ.

At Slotkin's request, his family continued to distribute the Nativity Stones by creating a collection of jewelry known as The Nativity Stones Collection. Each piece was designed to hold a precious Nativity Stone and offered a unique way for people to maintain and share the presence of Jesus in their daily lives. Contributions were made to Bethlehem and to the Greek Orthodox charities to help preserve the Cave.

The Nativity Stones Collection was named one of the most exceptional gifts of 1996 by the Associated Press. The Collection was distributed internationally largely due to its presentation on television featuring Ricardo Montalban, a devout Catholic and actor, and Kathy Troccoli, a Contemporary Christian recording artist.

The Nativity Stones Collection was selected by the Vatican Treasury to become one of the few products allowed to display the official Jubilee 2000 emblem.

During the 2000 Jubilee, The Nativity Stones Collection was selected by the Vatican Treasury to become one of the few products allowed to display the official Jubilee 2000 emblem. This great honor culminated in the dedication of a plaque to the Nativity Stones at the Vatican presented by Cardinal Ruini, then Vicor of the Diocese of Rome.

Recently, Slotkin's family reintroduced The Nativity Stones Collection in hopes of sharing these Stones once again with Christians around the world until the Stones are all distributed. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Nativity Stones heirlooms has been donated to organizations such as: the American Cancer Society, Loyola Marymount University, St. Theresa Church of the Little Flower, the Spanish River Church, Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) to Operation Blessing's Water Wells program as well as Catholic Charities in Los Angeles, World Vision and Ester’s Aid.
Click Here to read more about these worthy organizations.

Treasure your Nativity Stone and share its fascinating story with all who might find pleasure in learning of its hallowed history!
Here is a special ring that would be especially amazing as a holiday gift for anyone who is a Christian or loves conversation pieces.

This ring was produced some time back by Michael Anthony and features a small stone taken from the site of the nativity of Jesus Christ. The ring is made of solid 10k gold. There is a trapped bubble of air next to the nativity stone.

The ring weighs 2.7g, the "cab" that holds the stone is 5mm in diameter. The ornamentation of the design is about 3/4". The ring is just over a size 8 and can be resized by your personal jeweler if need be. The color of the gold is a bit lighter or greener than gold from other manufacturers. It's not brassy color.

The design of this pieces is lovely boasting of the North star that led the Magi to Christ. There are crosses that sit tastefully on the shoulders of the ring.
------------------------------------------------------
Here is some information on the history of the stone. I apologize as I still need to credit the source for this information:

The Story

The Nativity Stones are stones from the Manger Room in the Cave of the Nativity, excavated just a few feet from the star that marks the birthplace of Jesus Christ. The Cave of the Nativity in Bethlehem is the location early Christians recognized as the birthplace of Jesus. They worshipped there soon after His death. In 325 A.D. Empress Helena of Constantinople erected a church above this very cave.

The Church of the Nativity is the World's oldest active Christian Church.

The Nativity Stones were brought to the United States in 1964 through the efforts of Stanley Slotkin, a philanthropist and amateur archaeologist. While visiting the Cave of the Nativity during its only excavation, Slotkin noticed a portion of the manger wall being removed. Mayor Elias Bandak of Bethlehem, Slotkin's host, explained that the excavation would allow another exit for the thousands of visitors who come to the Cave of the Nativity each year.

Watching the manger room wall being dismantled made Slotkin reflective. Over two thousand years ago Jesus was born in this room and this very wall had seen the grace of His presence. He could feel the history in the room. He could feel the magnitude of the event that had taken place: the birth of Jesus. Christians in the United States would surely cherish anything from this holy site. He turned to the Mayor and asked if it would it be possible to have the stones from the Manger Room shipped to the United States. The Mayor agreed and made arrangements to have the stones sent with an affidavit of authenticity.

Initially, the Nativity Stones were donated to various non-profit organizations including the American Heart Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and American Lung Association for use in fundraising. Slotkin also gave crosses holding the stones to the sick and terminally ill in hospitals throughout the United States to provide comfort and a way to reinforce their faith in Jesus.

Each piece is designed to cradle a precious Nativity Stone and offers a unique way for you to maintain and share your faith in Jesus Christ.

At Slotkin's request, his family continued to distribute the Nativity Stones by creating a collection of jewelry known as The Nativity Stones Collection. Each piece was designed to hold a precious Nativity Stone and offered a unique way for people to maintain and share the presence of Jesus in their daily lives. Contributions were made to Bethlehem and to the Greek Orthodox charities to help preserve the Cave.

The Nativity Stones Collection was named one of the most exceptional gifts of 1996 by the Associated Press. The Collection was distributed internationally largely due to its presentation on television featuring Ricardo Montalban, a devout Catholic and actor, and Kathy Troccoli, a Contemporary Christian recording artist.

The Nativity Stones Collection was selected by the Vatican Treasury to become one of the few products allowed to display the official Jubilee 2000 emblem.

During the 2000 Jubilee, The Nativity Stones Collection was selected by the Vatican Treasury to become one of the few products allowed to display the official Jubilee 2000 emblem. This great honor culminated in the dedication of a plaque to the Nativity Stones at the Vatican presented by Cardinal Ruini, then Vicor of the Diocese of Rome.

Recently, Slotkin's family reintroduced The Nativity Stones Collection in hopes of sharing these Stones once again with Christians around the world until the Stones are all distributed. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Nativity Stones heirlooms has been donated to organizations such as: the American Cancer Society, Loyola Marymount University, St. Theresa Church of the Little Flower, the Spanish River Church, Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) to Operation Blessing's Water Wells program as well as Catholic Charities in Los Angeles, World Vision and Ester’s Aid.
Click Here to read more about these worthy organizations.

Treasure your Nativity Stone and share its fascinating story with all who might find pleasure in learning of its hallowed history!

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1/31/16: Regrettably after nearly 7 years here on Etsy, I've had to raise my shipping and handling charges. International orders will see the biggest hit. I LOVE my international buyers too so this breaks my heart. I'm not looking to profit off my handling fees but will refund some if there is an excessive difference.

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PRICING: "Hello, my name is Melissa and I'm a gem and jewelry addict." Whew...there, it's out! Most of my pieces here are from my personal collections. Therefore I don't always get crazy good deals where I jack the prices way up. My shop is a hobby business more than anything; I use to help support my family. I'm not able to do deep discounts as some shops here are. I also pay hefty taxes on business here, so my profit on Etsy is not great after taxes, listing and selling fees, credit card fees, and of course my item cost. I'm here because I LOVE to share and hopefully I can make a few dollars doing it too in order to compensate for my time.

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LAYAWAY: Unfortunately, I don't have the luxury of working like a bank so my layaway terms are not as liberal as some. I've had too many abuse this and don't want to work like a collection agency. It's not my style. If there is an item over $300 I will take half up front and require payment of the other half within 30 days. No coupon codes will be accepted on any layaways and a 10% restocking fee will be held for those who don't honor payment completion (the balance will be refunded). For purchases over $500 I may divide into 3rds. I will not do terms past 60 days (a third payment up front, a third payment every 30 days apart thereafter). My shop is more of a hobby than a traditional business. I really appreciate your understanding :).
PRICING: "Hello, my name is Melissa and I'm a gem and jewelry addict." Whew...there, it's out! Most of my pieces here are from my personal collections. Therefore I don't always get crazy good deals where I jack the prices way up. My shop is a hobby business more than anything; I use to help support my family. I'm not able to do deep discounts as some shops here are. I also pay hefty taxes on business here, so my profit on Etsy is not great after taxes, listing and selling fees, credit card fees, and of course my item cost. I'm here because I LOVE to share and hopefully I can make a few dollars doing it too in order to compensate for my time.

RESERVED LISTINGS: I know what it's like to fall in love with a one of a kind piece and payday is just days away. I will reserve a listing for serious buyers only for a few days. Please understand, it hurts shop owners to miss out on sales opportunities when someone asks for a reserve then purposely flakes out. Don't be that person. Unfortunately, I've had too many do this to me so I'm hesitant to continue for more than a few days any more.

LAYAWAY: Unfortunately, I don't have the luxury of working like a bank so my layaway terms are not as liberal as some. I've had too many abuse this and don't want to work like a collection agency. It's not my style. If there is an item over $300 I will take half up front and require payment of the other half within 30 days. No coupon codes will be accepted on any layaways and a 10% restocking fee will be held for those who don't honor payment completion (the balance will be refunded). For purchases over $500 I may divide into 3rds. I will not do terms past 60 days (a third payment up front, a third payment every 30 days apart thereafter). My shop is more of a hobby than a traditional business. I really appreciate your understanding :).