Persian Silver Turquoise Ring Big Filigree Design Vintage Jewelry
This is a very old, very elegant, hand made large Persian ring.
A shipmate of mine purchased this ring in 1982 when we were both working on an oil tanker and were in port in Tunisia. He gave the ring to me, as I was not permitted to go ashore and the ring was not new when he bought it.
I acquired a great deal of Persian jewelry this way - shipmates who bought jewelry for me - as I was young, blonde, and female; wore cut off blue jean shorts and a tank top and was forbidden to go ashore for fear I would be killed or kidnapped. My shipmates always felt sorry for me - but I got a lot of jewelry from third world countries this way!
The ring band on the ring is what gives away the age. It is crimped nickel metal that was probably made in the 1940s or 1950s. The design of this ring, which looks like two hearts, is silver spiraled wire work with three inset turquoise plastic beads. I doubt the ring is sterling silver, but is probably 800 silver or has good silver content.
The face of the ring is massive at 2 1/8" long x 1" wide or 5.6 cm x 2.5 cm. The ring band is attached at a slightly askew angle and is adjustable from a size 7 1/2 to a size 10.
The silver is clean and bright but retains the original old patina. There is not damage or imperfections to the filigree work and the glass cabs are perfect as well. The ring band has light to moderate wear.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation ring box.