Posted 6 years ago
I bought this ring because it puzzled me. It is quite different. Its patina makes me curious. It seems to be some sort of peasant folk ring. First I was thinking that in the past, people sometimes had jewelry with clappers and pendants for protection against evil forces (trolls), and that maybe this strange ring was created due to such superstitions. That's when I was still thinking Europe...
Valentino97 put my thoughts in another direction/directions :-). I think she´s right, it is a toering - it explains the strange shape of the actual ring and the size. I´m still searching for information as I haven´t found a ring that matches. This type of jewellry with bells/balls can be found in several places, but from the photos I´ve seen this far and by looking at the shape of the "bells" I think the closest guess is India. I´ve seen photos of Rajasthan tribal jewelry and tribal ethnic antique jewelry from India and it looks very similar. They show toerings with bells/balls like this that are open in the back of the ring. I have a triangular pendant with the same kind of bells on it. I will post it Another time. Thankyou Valention97 for all your help! Thankyou darladebo for your insight on Kuchi jewellry, which I will explorer some more. And thanks to everybody who helped with this.