The fascination of antique rings, solitary, seals, for men and women on sale in Abano Terme
Both vintage gold rings, antique solitaire rings, and vintage men’s rings have fascinated thanks to their exceptional beauty and careful workmanship. Antiquity lovers cannot but recognise the fascinating story of a men’s signet ring, the delicate elegance of an antique Liberty ring, the romance behind a gold solitaire ring with a brilliant which crowned an engagement, or the mystery conveyed by a masonic ring. These objects lead to fascination and amazement.
Contrariè ring in 18k yellow gold with pearl and diamond - Italy 1920s
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An antique ring has highly symbolic meanings and a story that makes it extremely fascinating and unique. Rings have been used as accessories from ancient times, supposedly from the Bronze Age. The use of signet rings was common among the Mesopotamian civilizations, which made them symbols of authority and honour; today, this particular use of rings is still existing in high clergy and heraldry. Then, the shape of rings with not beginning and no end makes them a symbol of eternity. That is why the ancient Romans started to use rings to seal engagements and marriages.
In the Middle Ages rings were believed to heal diseases and to protect. In legends and folk tales they have often had deep and hidden meanings, and also initiatory, supernatural and ritualistic powers.
The curious antiquity lovers of Passione Antiqua buy and sell many different kinds of rings: in Liberty or art decò style, vintage or antique, fashioned in gold, silver, platinum or bronze, men’s and signet rings, and many other charming creations.
Nowadays a vintage ring not only attract the attention of the art lover, but arouse also curiosity: Who wore that ring? What was it aimed at? Which was its monetary value? And the sentimental one? An antique ring holds countless memories and values within itself.