Cicada Charm Ring

c. 1900
W: 1.0" D: 0.75" H: 2.5"
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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 patterned with a simple floral motif bordered by conch shells and flanked by two cicadas. A common motif in Chinese art, the conch shell is a ritual instrument and a Buddhist symbol, representing the Voice of the Buddha and the transmission of his teachings. Cicadas on the other hand have had many interpretations - as symbols of immortality, integrity, honesty and cyclical resurrection. The ring is complete with three thin chains hanging from the band, each strung with small charms resembling flower petals.

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

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