Vintage Star of Bethlehem Sterling Silver Celestial Ring Size 8
Offering an attractive vintage sterling silver star ring that works as a great every day, go to ring. Just large enough to get noticed but not too showy. We love celestial themed jewelry and this ring certainly fits that description.
MATERIAL Sterling silver
SIZE Ring is a size 8 on the mandrel. The star measures 20 mm by 18 mm and is 4 mm thick. The band is 6 mm at its widest section tapering to 3.5 mm. Weighs 6.2 grams.
MARKS Unmarked but tests as sterling silver with jeweler’s acid and a test stone.
AGE Best guess 1960s to 1980s
SYMBOLISM or HISTORY The star is a positive symbol known all over the world. It’s a compliment to call someone a star! When an unusual star appears in the sky, it is thought to herald an important event. This ring reminds us of the star that the Three Wise Men followed in Christian lore, the Star of Bethlehem. The ancients believed that each star in the sky had its own spirit, maybe a deity, an unborn soul or the soul of a deceased person.
CONDITION Softened patina on the silver. There are two holes on the underside of the star which may indicate that this was once a brooch that was converted to a ring. The last photo is taken outdoors in natural light. No issues to note, excellent, vintage condition.
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