Rare, unusual, architectural Tuareg ring
Cast solid in high-grade silver, this relatively contemporary Tuareg talismanic ring is based on a design that in older days would have carried within its small talismans of good fortune. Unlikely there is anything inside the 'casket' of this ring, but you can be sure of starting conversations with this on your finger. A small pearl in the center softens its otherwise geometric architectural lines.
Composition: ~ 90% Silver + pearl.
Stamped: No visible stamping.
Measurements: Face of the ring: approx. 1.73 cms by 1.2 cms. Rises 1.08 cms above the shank/band.
Ring size: US ring size 5.75 (inner diameter 1.71 cms). Small-medium size.
Weight: 17.85 gms
Age: 1980s- 1990s
Country of origin: Sarah, Africa
Please note: (1) All the jewelry 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 jewelry.
(2) All the jewelry 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 jewelry 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 jewelry 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.