Posted 1 year ago
I love collecting old rings, but don’t run across that many of them in my budget. Running across this one last week was one that had to be added to my collection, even though there is a piece of onyx missing in the top left corner. It’s hard to discern without a loupe.
My Dad was raised Catholic. His Aunt was a Nun...full habit when I was a kid that terrified me and my brother when we saw her ????. We were raised Lutheran...another story. I know sisters always wear one ring, but do not know whether they wear any other rings. My Dad and great-aunt are no longer around for me to ask. This one was very loved. The Mary and Joseph appear to be a gold piece that is riveted onto the onyx. It is worn to the point one can hardly recognize them. Mary seems to have a halo behind her head, which I’ve seen more in depictions of European religious artifacts.
The setting is Sterling and marked as such. It too is very worn. There is another mark that consists of maybe a symbol, letter and another symbol but I can’t get it clean enough to read. Its 3/4” long and a little over 3/8” wide. It’s a size 4 and weighs 2.3 grams.
Your comments and ideas are always appreciated? Here’s wishing all of you a great 2020! I’m still recovering from the aftermath of 2019...????