Old Yemeni Bedouin Ring
Found in a Bedouin souk in Saudi Arabia, this attractive ring was probably made in Yemen. It includes granulation, gallery wire, twisted wire and filigree. The red ‘stone’ appears to be opaque glass (to mimic Mediterranean coral) and is decorated with granulation on top.
Skillfully made, it is in good condition and is very wearable. The silver quality is good – probably coin silver (+80%). It could be easily worn as a ring, pendant, or would make a nice addition to a collection.
Similar rings can be seen in Bedouin Jewelry in Saudi Arabia by Heather Colyer Ross, p. 73; and Traditional Crafts of Saudi Arabia by John Topham, p. 85
Size: 0.75 in./19mm inside widest point; 17mm high