The themes and creatures from Greek mythology were common on coins and jewellery in ancient Greece. Jewellery made from gold and precious stones would have only been worn by the wealthy, normally for special occasions.
The image of an owl was used a lot as Athena was the patron goddess of Athens and her symbol was an owl. The Minoans depicted the octopus on their pottery and in their frescoes and the Aegean island of Aegina minted a coin depicting a turtle.
This Greek Dolphin Gem ring is made from lead-free pewter with a red, blue or green gem stone. The information card is full colour on the front and has historical information on the reverse.