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Extravagant retro ring with Baha'i green agate seal in gold, around 1940


€ 790.00 *
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Extravagant retro ring with Baha'i green agate seal in gold, around 1940
Extravagant retro ring with Baha'i green agate seal in gold, around 1940
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Well into the 1930s, jewellery fashion was still mainly characterized by white jewels set with diamonds in platinum and white gold, displaying the flat geometric aesthetics of Art Deco. In parallel, however, there were also numerous designs from the hands of inventive artists' goldsmiths who, starting from Expressionism, designed in an avant-garde and, especially from the end of the 1930s, architectural manner. The forms became stronger, more physical, the volumes larger and the jewellery once again more splendid, whereby the colourfulness of the stones and metal used played a major role: people loved coloured stones and rich gold. The present ring comes from this movement. The wide rail widens to the ring head and sets a green gemstone with extravagant ornaments. It is a green agate cut into an oval cabochon. On its surface we see mysteriously engraved characters. Two stars flank a symbol of intersecting elements. It is the so-called ring symbol, one of the identifying marks of the Bahai religion. This relatively young faith originated in the Middle East in the 19th century. The founder Bahāʾullāh (* November 12, 1817 in Tehran; † May 29, 1892 in Acre) developed a doctrine of the equal importance of all religions and the connectedness of all people under an all-knowing and all-loving God. The goals of the believer's life are justice, love, generosity and truthfulness. Today, about 5 million people follow this religion. The ring symbol is a calligraphy of the two Arabic letters "Ba" and "Ha" between two stars. The ring is beautifully preserved and found its way to us from Heidelberg. In its expressive form, it is a piece of jewellery that decorates decorative and noble, even today as then!
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The amethyst, agate, jasper, citrine and onyx - all these stones fall into the group of quartz. Their colors, however, are quite unique. The amethyst is the purple son of this family. Its name, from the Greek "amethystos" - "counteracting intoxication" - expresses the ancient belief that its wearer was immune to the intoxicating effects of wine. The color spectrum ranges from the deep violet of Siberian amethysts to a delicate, cool, almost pinkish tone, also called "Rose de France".
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Extravagant retro ring with Baha'i green agate seal in gold, around 1940
Mysterious signs
€ 790.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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