Ethnic, nomadic Central Asian banded agate thumb ring
Rooted in tradition in both style and technique, this chunky handcrafted ring, from Caucasia, has attractive geometric engravings that speak of the traditional craftsmanship of the region. Bold and graphic, the round banded agate in the center adds to the air of power and mystery that this ring possesses. Banded agate were said to have powers to protect a person and aid their ability to see into the future, so any nice pieces are highly prized. Whether that's true or not, this is a fabulous tribal find!
Composition: Silver 875 + banded agate.
Stamped: No visible stamping.
Measurements: Face of the ring: approx. 2.4 cms by 2.4 cms.
Ring size: US ring size 5.5 (inner diameter 2.1 cms). Small-medium size (best when worn on a thumb.)
Weight: 10.14 gms
Age: c. 1960s
Country of origin: Caucasia
Please note: (1) All the jewellery in this collection is vintage, and thus neither new nor in mint condition. Wear, dents, scratches, oxidation etc. are in keeping with the age of the jewellery.
(2) All the jewellery has been gently cleaned to remove surface dirt and oils but not the patina- which in our view adds immensely to the appeal of vintage pieces. While in great condition (none of the jewellery is broken/chipped/in need of repair), all were previously owned by someone else, and while not perfect each is full of old history and charm. Please use accompanying photographs to make your decision and be sure to ask any questions you may have before purchase.
(3) It is also worth reminding that since the jewellery is shot in close-up mode, the pieces may look bigger than actual size. Conversely, some large pieces may look smaller in pictures. Always refer to the mentioned dimensions.