Butterfly and Gourd Charm Ring

c. 1900
W: 1.0" D: 0.75" H: 3.0"
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Dated to the late 19th century, this silver charm ring was crafted by the Miao peoples of the Guizhou province and 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 among outstretching vines. 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 butterfly and offering fruits.

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

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