Some fun research-
“Saddle Ring, typical of Tibetan and Nepalese cultures. All rings with this particular ‘saddle’ shape are called ‘Tsechok’ and are usually worn on the middle finger, which is considered as one of the nine gates through which vital energies can exit and evil spirits can enter. Wearing the ring on this finger closes that gate.”
I found the urn/vase design a little baffling. Interestingly, I found reference to urns situated at the termination of walks and vistas. Possibly, in this instance signifying the gate through which energies exit and enter mentioned above?
My questions are : )
- Is this a saddle ring?
- Is the middle stone Turquoise?
- What would you date this?
- Do you think the black is authentic patina or applied?
It’s got some weight at 19 grams and is about 2" long- size 11.