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Seller: empiredanny (10,623) 100%, Location: Cordova, Tennessee, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 290762152355 Provenance: Ownership History Available, Details: AUTHENTIC ANCIENT SILVER ISLAMIC CRUSADER RING 8 1/2 US 18.5mm 8653 We have opened a FREE web site to help with the attribution of “common” ancient finger rings. The site will ultimately contain photos and attributions of over 1000 common and not so common bronze finger rings. We have been unable to find a good resource online to help with identification of common mostly bronze finger rings and there have been so many found with metal detectors over the years. This web site is at The web site does not sell any items, it is there solely as a resource to help other collectors. I hope you find the web site useful! Please sign up for our newsletter (it’s FREE) so you can be notified as changes are made to the web site. We hope to make the web site a discussion forum one day so please be sure to check it out if you collect these rings!This Islamic ring dates to the times of the Crusades (aka 11th-13th century). These types of rings were worn by Islamic crusaders as protection against all evil (diseases, being wounded, evil spirits etc). The swirly patterns were made by what is called a granulation technique. This technique required great skill from the jeweler as it had so many stages to get the desired result. First one had to make the band, the the bezel and the attach to one another. Then they had to make hundreds of miniscule silver granules. The granules were attached to the hoop and the bezel with an organic glue that could be made from tree sap, tar, starch, bone marrow or some other sticky material. Then the ring would be reheated. The heating burned off the glue and melted the bottom part of the granules, hence, attaching them to the ring. One really had to be careful with the temperature doing this, since too much heat would destroy the ring and too little heat just would not do the trick. These type of rings, for the most part, had a hollow bezel. The bezel was filled with fragrant, antiseptic and magical herbs. The fragrant herbs helped, for instance, when clearing the battle grounds of bodies after a battle. One could fight off the smell by occasionally sniffing on the bezel of the ring. The antiseptic herbs helped against bacteria and helped wounds, sores etc to heal faster. These herbs would, also, be used on the horses of the crusaders since they were their most priced possession and considered to be members of the family. The magical herbs were used to fend off evil spirits, evil spells and such. This item is guaranteed to be an authentic artifact found with a metal detector in Istanbul, Turkey. This ring dates from the 11th to the 13th Centuries A.D. Please see the title for the size of this ring. You can SHOP FOR RINGS BY SIZE in my store. I have a categories set up based on US ring sizes. You can also search my ring auctions by size if you like. The US rings have a space between the whole and fraction size. So search for 8(space)1/2 for a size 8 1/2. The international sizes have NO spaces i.e. 18.5mm. I accept Paypal only. If you are the winning bidder, you will receive an automatic invoice. Please check its accuracy. If you are having trouble paying, please send me a message and I will send you a correct invoice. Individual item shipping costs are listed below the last photo in this auction ad. Be sure to contact me if there is a question. If you are the winning bidder, payment must be made within 10 days.Please contact me if you have a problem with your purchase and I will do my best to insure your satisfaction. Please see my feedback to check my prior performance and to see what other buyers have said about my auctions. Customer service is of utmost importance to me. I attempt to describe every item with as much detail and as accurately as possible. I try to take photos of every item so you can see what you are buying. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!!! I will refund your full purchase price if I am contacted within 60 days from date on postage for return authorization. Return shipping is the responsibility of buyer, shipping confirmation recommended. Item must be returned in the exact condition as received. Copyright © 2006 WOW IT UP. All Rights Reserved Launched from my store - Powered by

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