Antique amuletic ring. 22k gold, gems including emerald, diamond, pearl, sapphire, ruby,coral, catseye sapphire, citrine. Made in India, circa 1940-50's <P><P>
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Measurements: Weight is 6.7 grams. Approximately US size 8 3/4. <P><P>
Superb example of Navaratna jewelry. Navaratna jewelry (literally 9-gem) is highly auspicious with tremendous spiritual, physical and emotional significance for the wearer. The individual gems are believed to have protective powers and the combination of the gems in this form are extremely powerful. This is a particularly nice example with bright stones on a square bezel. The sloping shoulders are engraved with a delicate foliate design. Full Navaratna spectrum (see below for explanation). The square bezel is set with genuine gems, including the above list, in their correct, prescribed, border. Each gem contained in it's own gold cell. <P><P>
Old Navaratna jewelry is now very scarce. Versatile - it was probably intended to be worn by a man, but will look equally fabulous on a lady. Looks very elegant when worn and will protect the wearer from harm and bring him/her many benefits. <P><P>
Marks and Metal: No marks. Gold was acid tested to ensure metal purity. <P><P>
Condition: Good with minor wear commensurate with age. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer. <P><P> Navaratna jewelry contains 9 specific gems, per below, arranged in the correct order. The significance of each gem has celestial, biological and social consequences and benefits and are taken very seriously by various cultures of the East. Per Wikipedia, here is the list of gems: <br>
1. Ruby (Sun), <br>
2. Pearl (Moon), <br>
3. Red Coral (Mars), <br>
4. Emerald (Mercury), <br>
5. Yellow sapphire (Jupiter), <br>
6. Diamond (Venus), <br>
7. Blue sapphire (Saturn), <br>
8. Hessonite (the ascending lunar node) <br>
9. Cat's Eye (vaidooryam) for Ketu (the descending lunar node), <br>
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