ITEM: Vintage Owl Ring, Hand Crafted, One of a Kind.
COMPOSITION: 18k gold, acid tested
GEM: Ruby (2) measuring 3.0 mm each = .30 ctw, Diamond (12) measuring 1.7 to 2.7 mm each = .50 ctw
CONDITION: Estate Item, excellent
WEIGHT: 23.8 Grams
MEASUREMENT: 7/8" wide, knuckle to finger joint (N to S)
SIZE: 10, we can size for an additional fee. Please inquire if needed.
COMMENTS: One of a kind hand made ring depicting an owl crafted in 18k gold with genuine natural Ruby & Diamond accent. Very dimensional design with realistic styling displaying masterful craftsmanship. Pictured as received from a local estate. Cleaning and/or polishing are available by request at no additional cost.
The owl is sacred to the Greek goddess of learning, Athena and is even depicted on some Greco-Roman currency as a symbol of status, intelligence and of course, wealth.
Native Americans associated the meaning of owl with wisdom, foresight, and keeper of sacred knowledge. This may largely be due to the fact that the owl is a great foreteller of weather conditions. Also its ability to see at night is legend among the Native Americans, and this attribute would be invoked during ceremonies when an oracle of secret knowledge was required.
Similarly, West African and Aboriginal Australian cultures viewed the owl as a messenger of secrets, kin to sorcerers, as well as companions to seers, mystics and medicine people.
During medieval times in western and central Europe it was fabled that owls were actually priestesses (witches) and wizards in disguise. To this day the owl is considered a witch's familiar (an animal soul-spirit linked to a spiritual person via a unique, communicative bond).
OWL Ring 18k Gold Ruby & Diamond Accent
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