"Pondering Gargoyle" 18k Black Diamond Ring by Atelier Minyon

Specs   1.37 ct total weight in black diamonds surround this masterpiece ring by Atelier Minyon.  The Gargoyle, about 1/2" tall, is a symbol of protection to ward off ill-will.  This magnificent ring is handmade, 18k gold, and sits atop a precipice of oxydized sterling that resembles the top of a building.   This one-of-a-kind ring bears the hallmark of Atelier Minyon almost microscopically on the side of the ring. 

Song  "The Gargoyle" by virtuoso guitarist Paul Gilbert.  


Gilbert has been voted as one of the "Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time", in addition to being named one of the "50 Fastest Guitarists of All Time" by Guitar World Magazine.  He started playing with Ozzy Osborne 0vr 30 years ago, at the age of 15.   

Story  The term gargoyle is most often applied to medieval work, but throughout all ages some means of water diversion, when not conveyed in gutters, was adopted. Many medieval cathedrals included gargoyles and chimeras. The most famous examples are those of Notre Dame de Paris. Although most have grotesque features, the term gargoyle has come to include all types of images. Unusual animal mixtures, or chimeras, did not act as rainspouts and are more properly called grotesques. They serve more as ornamentation, but are now synonymous with gargoyles.  Gargoyles come in two forms; The bigger, winged ones such as the one on this ring are said to posses a high intellect, magic powers and strong powers of protection against evil.

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