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Asia Week New York 2016:
Susan Ollemans Oriental Art

Gold Navaratna Ring
Thailand, Ayuthya Period
18th c.
Height: 3.5cm; Diameter: 2cm

An elegant ring set with navaratna stones surrounding a single blue sapphire. The shanks are moulded into makara holding the cone aloft and joined with coiled wires. The Navaratna or nine holy stones represent the celestial life with the planets revolving around the sun bringing the wearer into harmony with his surroundings.