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Jewel made entirely by hand by the Italian craftsman Gianmarco Fontana. 
This ring made of 925 Silver depicting Athena is part of the "Ancients" collection.

Athena, the favorite daughter of Zeus, is the Greek goddess of wisdom, arts and war.

Deity who defends and advises heroes, industrious women, artisans.
Protector of the Greeks and eponymous of the city of Athens, the temple called Parthenon on the Acropolis of the city was dedicated to her, whose chryselephantine cult statue was the work of Phidias; furthermore, a bronze statue of him, visible from Piraeus, had been erected in front of the Propylaea; Panathenaean festivals were held every year in his honor. As the patron goddess of the cities she had sanctuaries scattered throughout Greece, in Magna Graecia and in the Hellenistic world (remains of Athena's temples have been discovered in Delphi, Lindos, Paestum, Pergamum, Rome and in various minor sanctuaries). to. In Plutarch's Parallel Lives (Pericles and Fabius Maximus), Athena appears to Pericles in a dream ordering treatment for a sick citizen of Athens. After this episode a bronze statue was erected in honor of the gods Hermes and Athena.
The goddess is always represented dressed in a peplum and often armed, surrounded by her sacred symbols: the owl Athene noctua, the helmet, the spear, the shield and the Aegis, that is an indestructible cloak made with the skin of the Amalthea goat, which he had protected and nurtured Zeus, stolen from Cronus by his mother Rhea. Her sacred tree was the olive tree, which she created as a gift to the Athenians, to become their patron deity.
Minerva, goddess of the Roman religion, was associated by the Greeks with Athena.