Vintage Shahid Gold Leaf over Silver Omani Ring


This is a classic Omani silver ring called shahid ring worn by Omani women on their index finger. It is from the second half of the twentieth century.

Omani women had a set of 10 rings, one for each finger. Each finger had a specialized shaped ring for that finger. Like most Omani jewelry, this ring is made of high grade silver but this one is also covered with a sheet of gold that has embossed patterns.  The ring is light and a little crude, but quite nice on. 

  • The face measures 3.4 cm in length ( 1 3/8") 
  • 1.6 cm (5/8") at widest.
  • The ring is size 8.
  • Weight is 4.5 g

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