9 kt Gold Civil War Era (Circa 1870) Agate Ring

Agate civil war era ring
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The setting is handmade of 9 karat Rose gold, the agate is hand polished smooth in a perfect long oval. It would have taken a very long time to polish a stone by hand this perfect. This was always the job of the goldsmith’s apprentices to do this type of tedious work. The gemstone is about 2.25 carats and just over ¾ of an inch tall and 1/4 inches wide.
Agate facts and folklore;
Agate is said by the ancients to render the wearer invisible, Agate has been admired by humanity for thousands of years. Its beauty and durability have prompted man to use it in both practical and ornamental forms.

One of the more outlandish uses is binding an Agate to each horn of your oxen to ensure a good harvest. The danger here is that your appropriately agated beasts of burden may then become invisible and a little hard to find.

In 1709 a Brazilian priest planned to use agates as antigravity devices on an air ship he had designed.

Agate is believed to cure insomnia, ensure pleasant dreams, protect from danger, and promote strength, healing and a bold heart. Wearers become temperate, continent and cautious. Agate is a cooling stone; it reduces fever, quenches thirst, quiets the pulse and heart throbs and ensures good health and a long and prosperous life.

This ring is in excellent condition and strong to wear and was purchased from a collector. The ring size is 3 3/4 at this time but can be resized if needed.

Price: $195.00