Butterfly and Gourd Charm Ring

c. 1900
W: 0.75" D: 0.75" H: 2.25"
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Dated to the late 19th century, this silver charm ring was believed to protect the wearer from bad luck and malevolent spirits. The ring is decorated in relief with a round gourd and a butterfly amid leafy foliage. This motif of a butterfly and a gourd, or melon, was popular during the Qing dynasty and conveys blessings for a large family with many sons. As a finishing touch, a drop chain hangs from the front of the ring, strung with repoussé charms of a stone chime and offering fruits.

Ring band is adjustable. All jewelry sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

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