Vintage Fleur de Lis Sterling Silver Ring Size 5
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THIS PIECE The fleur de lis design is one of our favorites and has a long and rich symbolic history.
MATERIAL Sterling silver
SIZE Ring is a size 5 on the mandrel. The fleur de lis measures 17 mm by 12.5 mm and the band is 3.5 mm wide. Weighs 3.0 grams.
MARKS Both the band and the fleur de lis are marked 925 for sterling silver and test as such with jeweler's acid and a test stone.
AGE 1960s to 1980s
SYMBOLISM or HISTORY The fleur de lis is commonly recognized as a heraldic symbol but is actually much older, dating back to Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. Its literal translation is flower of the lily and it is a symbol of purity, associated with the dove and the Virgin Mary. It is a stylized lily composed of three petals bound together near their bases. Also from the former royal arms of France, in which it appears in gold on a blue field.
CONDITION Softened patina on the silver. Excellent, vintage condition.
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