Old Silver Yemen Hair Ring – Large
A beautiful old, large, silver Yemeni ring, made in the 1950s. It was most probably worn as a decorative hairpiece in a woman’s tresses. It is very decorative with filigree and granulation work and is adorned with a red glass bead. The colour red is worn for perceived protection in this area of the world. Rings such as this were considered a symbol of beauty and status. This ring is in lovely vintage condition. A collector's item.
Silver & glass
2.85 cm (h) x 2.82 cm (w)
2.20 cm (h) x 1.53 cm (w)
Ransom, M. (2014). Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba: Regional Yemeni Jewelry. AUC Press, p. 63