Inventory no.: 3960

Yemen Silver Ring with Carnelian


Silver Ring set with Carnelian & with Pendant Silver Bells


early 20th century

ring size (US): 7.75, ring size (UK): P, weight: 26g

This unusual ring is of silver. The hoop is decorated with applied twisted wire filigree work and applied silver plaques. The bezel is set with a flat red carnelian or agate and is embellished with four attached rings each with two silver bells (so eight pendant bells in total.)

A related example is illustrated in van Cutsem (2000, p. 99).

The ting is in an excellent, wearable condition.


van Cutsem, A., A World of Rings: Africa, Asia, America, Skira, 2000.


private collection, UK.

Inventory no.: 3960