Exotic Carnelian Ring With A Mixed Metal Paisley Design, Sterling Silver, Bronze And Copper Middle East Inspired

Exotic Carnelian Ring With A Mixed Metal Paisley Design, Sterling Silver, Bronze And Copper Middle East Inspired

$168.00

Paisley design has a fascinating history from its beginnings in the Middle East and is incorporated in this exotic mixed metal ring design with a fiery Carnelian at its center amid a swirling arabesque paisley. The underside of the ring is lined in argentium sterling silver as is the hammered band. The mandorla shaped top is a combination of bronze, copper and sterling silver bead wire. The carnelian is set in fine silver. Definitely bohemian and quite unique this one of a kind statement ring will become a treasure and will look fabulous as an adornment to spice up your day.

The top of the ring measures 1.25" (3cm) from point to point and is almost 3/4" (1.9cm) wide. Antiqued and brushed for a soft lush glow. The underside features our makers mark insuring a genuine Mocahete article. This OOAK (one of a kind) ring is a size 8.25. Can be sized up to 8.5

“What form of life is paisley, exactly? The symbol sprang up millennia ago, somewhere between present-day Iran and the Kashmiri region straddling the Indian-Pakistani border. Although it was originally called buta or boteh, meaning “flower,” in paisley people have seen resemblances to a lotus, a mango, a leech, a yin and yang, a dragon, and a cypress pine. Ancient Babylonians likened it to an uncurling date palm shoot. Providing them with food, wine, wood, paper, hatch, and string—all of life’s necessities—date palms symbolized prosperity and plenty.”

Excerpted from Patternalia: An Unconventional History of Polka Dots, Stripes, Plaid, Camouflage, & Other Graphic Patterns by Jude Stewart.