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Ref  LD1  Astrological Ring

A substantial and weighty high carat gold ring, circa 1880, set fully round with ancient astrological symbols. Astrology, the study of the stars and planets and their influence on earthly events can be traced back to ancient civilisations. In the latter part of the nineteenth century, astrology and the occult sciences in general experienced a surprising social renaissance amongst the well heeled and well educated, including the Prince of Wales. There was great interest in astrology, spiritualism and other forms of mysticism and magic. A ring such as this would have been worn for its supposed protective and magical properties. A person would choose from a pre-made range of rondels subjects that had specific meaning for that person. Here the two central rondels depict Aeolis, God of the Winds with his mouth wide open to let the winds loose and next to him Poseidon, God of the Seas. The other rondels depict astrological signs. The ring is size U and 1/2 [US 10 and 1/2] and the hoop is 1/3 of an inch wide. Fine quality and immaculate.

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