AUD $120.00
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Old Pashtun, Silver Carnelian Ring.

 Sorry this ring is no longer available. We do have others quite like it.

A very, very worn old Silver and Carnelian Pashtun Ring.

This is one of the “special” very old rings, that we occasionally are able to source.

It’s “special” in that it is very worn, with a lot of silver and detail worn off completely.

The oval Carnelian is a deep red brown dome, or “cabachon”, which has received so many scratches and knocks that it now has a matte surface.

This quite worn stone, the gentle erosion of the silver  and mellow smoothing of some of the decorative engraved "floral" details on the band, are the romantic elements reflecting the age and previous history of long wear of this ring.

It’s very hard finding and rescuing pieces like this, that are so worn, that if not rescued they would have been condemned to be melted down to be remade as new pieces.

So worn as to visually be at their best, but still sturdy enough to be wearable.

It’s difficult getting this balance of obvious age and wear, combined with durability, just right. 

If you shake it there is a slight rattle, where the stone moves a little, some consider this noise the ring's "heart beat" (and said to be good fortune.) It isn't loose enough to fall out, though.

To fit a finger of about Size "0" (US 7) not being perfectly round it’s a little difficult to be precise.

Age: Mid 20th Century.

Size: “0” (US 7)

Weight: 9 grams.