AUD $48.00

Kazak, Silver & Glass Ring

A classic tear drop shaped “Kazakh” ring, in the style of the Mangitau region of Western Kazakhstan, but made in Northern Afghanistan by refugee silversmiths.
The hollow boxlike bezel is decorated with a silver stamped and cut out “false granulation” face, enclosing the oval, deep red glass insert.
Around the edge of the oval a narrow strip of golden brass adds a fine contrast to the silver.

A dusty residue lurks in the recesses, if I’ve missed any, just gently rub or blow it out, rather than washing it, you never know…
(often Tribal rings are packed with mud or paper which collapses when wet, the stone then drops ….
and as you don’t know when this packing has been used, it’s best to avoid soaking any bulky/hollow Tribal ring.)

Oh, on that note, another Tribal technique used in bulky rings involves a resin or bitumen filler.
These can melt when subjected to extreme heat, like for instance, in a shop window where the morning sun can get them.
(Over time you gain experience.)

The tapering, plain silver band would comfortably fit a “S” size finger (US 9.25)

We may have other designs in this range, (including earrings) and possibly other limited ring sizes (email us), see also KR106, and of course you can just search Kazak Rings .

Age: Contemporary.

Size: Face L 22 mm x W 14 mm

Weight: 6 grams.