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Vintage Navaratna Mans Ring 20k Gold 9 Gems c1940 India Diamond Ruby Amulet(6811)

Vintage Navaratna Mans Ring 20k Gold 9 Gems c1940 India Diamond Ruby Amulet(6811)

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Antique / vintage ring. 20k yellow gold and 9 gems including diamond, ruby, sapphire, pearl, emerald, coral, cat's eye. Made in India, circa 1940. Unisex - suitable for a man or woman. 

Measurements: Weight is 14.3 grams. A tad under US size 7.5. Can easily be resized.

Description : Man's ring that can be worn by a woman. Large and solid. 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.The bezel on top is a square divided into 9 gold-framed sections, each with the prescribed gem that will protect the wearer from harm and bring them benefits. This is a particularly nice and clear example of Navaratna jewelry and very rare to find pieces of this age. Please see below for explanation of gems and their significance in Navaratna jewelry. The band is broad and forks at the shoulders. This is a very powerful looking ring and makes a strong statement. It is also highly attractive and the gems are of a great quality.

Marks and Metal: No antique Indian jewelry was signed. We acid tested the gold to ensure purity. At least 20k, (just under 22k).

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.

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: 1. Ruby (Sun), 2. Pearl (Moon), 3. Red Coral (Mars), 4. Emerald (Mercury), 5. Yellow sapphire (Jupiter), 6. Diamond (Venus), 7. Blue sapphire (Saturn), 8. Hessonite (the ascending lunar node) 9. Cat's Eye (vaidooryam) for Ketu (the descending lunar node)

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