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Powerful vintage ring with hematite, around 1950

The present ring from the middle of the last century offers an unusual sight. The large oval ring head covers almost an entire finger limb and presents an unusual stone in its center. Shaped in an oval rose cut, the stone is dark anthracite in color and shows a mysterious metallic shimmer. It is a hematite that captures the eye here. Already in ancient times hematite was used as a gemstone. Amulets were made in the form of small figures of gods or gemstones with incised depictions of scenes from the world of the gods. Also known as bloodstone, all kinds of magical powers were attributed to the stone and it was supposed to protect against all kinds of misfortune. As a planetary stone it is assigned to Mars. The stone is held by a wide frame of yellow gold. Its dynamically undulating shape indicates that the ring was most likely made in the Netherlands. It was not far from there to the left Lower Rhine, from where the piece of jewellery found its way to us. Powerful and of a pleasant size, this well-painted ring is ideal for all friends of unusual colours!

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.