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    Posted 5 years ago

    freiheit
    (1225 items)

    This is a rather unusual and very large ring. I believe it was made of natural coral. It is not smooth and polished to a flat surface but rather with little "dimples". One of my daughters called it a "strawberry" ring.

    I also think that the ring is not very old. My best guess is that it was made some when in the 1980's.

    Why did I buy it? Well, it makes a good conversation piece, it was cheap, and my husband actually didn't dislike it (I was surprised).

    Thanks for looking:)

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    Comments

    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      That really IS unusual.
    2. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      No kidding, Efesgirl - LOL
    3. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much for loving it:
      Celiene, PhilDMorris, mikelv85, vetraio50, aura, and Efesgirl:)
    4. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Nice, and really unusual! It does look like a strawberry
      :-D
      Your coral is stingray/shagreen/galuchat!
      https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/special-auction-services/catalogue-id-srspe10098/lot-65dc61b5-5889-4bc8-adfa-a45900e8da11
    5. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      Yeah - Stingray skin! It's here, too. Where Esefgirl's Druzy quartz ring came from.

      http://blessed-jewelz.com/
    6. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      OMG! Kyratango and Celiene, thank you so much for your help and for solving the puzzle! I would have never figured this one out on my own! And I probably would not have bought it either because it sounds creepy!
    7. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Oooh... Freiheit, not as creepy! This material is used since 17th century, for sword handle and for necessaires cases!
    8. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      I was taken by the colour. I guess it can be stained in any colour one wants. I should have known better because the inside of the ring looks like it has a piece of leather. I was trying to get it out - but I couldn't! Now I know why!!!
    9. GeodeJem GeodeJem, 5 years ago
      Shargreen was used for many things, from shoes to rings. French Polishers would use it to fine sand furniture.
    10. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      Thanks for your information, GeodeJem. Once again I realized that there is a lot more out there I need to learn about:) This website really helps! I should rather say that the people help.

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