AUD $110.00
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Pashtun, Old Multi Coloured Ring.

Sorry, this old ring is currently no longer available, however we do have others listed.

A very sweet little, old Pashtun ring from the border regions of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.

With six very worn small faceted translucent deep crimson red, green and amber glass stones. (the brighter, emerald coloured one is probably a replacement, as it is smoother and unfaceted, nor as finely scratched as the others, which have almost completely lost their facets!)

Set into contrasting smoothed “zig-zag” teeth, in a very worn sculpted double silver band.

If you look closely, as I’ve realised since blowing up the images, the vacant dark silver centre has a remnant, that indicates a seventh stone and its setting are both long gone. I hadn’t noticed so it can’t be that obvious.

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 completely worn off .

The depth of colour of the stones, which are so worn from use and the many knocks received over time, that the facets and the surface are both worn down with an uncountable number of fine scratches.

The worn silver has a soft, dark patina exhibiting all the features sort after in an older Tribal Silver Ring.

You could if you liked give it a careful rub with a dry Silver Polishing cloth to bring up the contrast as needed, no liquids.

Once again its charm is to do with the mellow, worn silver contrasting with the rich colour of the glass, the inner glow and their dull, matted surfaces….)

It’s very hard finding and rescuing pieces like this, ones 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.

Fascinating to imagine just where its been in its various migrations, romances and hardships.

For similar multi coloured Pashtun rings, see also PR112, PR113, TR127 and TR124, if they are still available.

Age: Mid 20th Century.

Size: For a finger about a size “L” (US 5.5) Length of face 20 mm.

Weight: 5 grams