B A S I C I D E A : The shield of Argolis area of the 6th c. BC, which was the type of shield held by hoplites (Ancient Greek warriors) during the Marathon battle (490 BC).
M E T A L : Silver (925˚) – platinum plated
L I T H S : Tourmaline & Zirconia
C A R A T S : Tourmaline: 0.1ct
O N O M A T O L O G Y E T Y M O L O G Y : Hoplite > Gr. Hoplites ( = heavily armed Greek warrior ) > Gr. Hoplon ( = the heavy greek shield )