Men's Silver Lion's head torc ring

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This large sterling silver lion ring belongs to a fabulous range of torc jewelry made by a workshop in Greece with a renown specialty towards torcs for over half a century. Such intricate and quality-made pieces demonstrate the characteristic unique value of ancient male jewelry with all its diachronic finesse of masculine jewels found from the Roman and Hellenistic empires.

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Torc jewelry describes ancient jewelry that was open ended in the front (as necklaces or bracelets and rings) and usually contained decorative ornate animal heads on either side of the opening. This motif renders the attributes of design and decoration of gold and silver artifacts from the archaic period. There are great similarities found between celtic and Greek torcs of this type, as this rhythm was known to have existed all over Europe. The oldest type of torc (or torque latin) jewelry known were excavated in classical Greek burial tombs. Famous celric torcs, much later were also found in tombs of Celtic princes. Many historians argue that they were a sign of nobility while others suggest the torc to have been a decoration awarded to warriors for their deeds in battle. Torcs were thus a predominantly masculine form of decoration from 4 BC onwards.


The lion torc ring is open-ended and thus adjustable (with a bit of care) to an array of male sizes from a US 9 to a US 12. In european sizing, this translates from a size 59 up until a 67.

Material: Solid sterling silver with finely finished surfaces and patina on intricate detail.

 
Item Specs
Category Rings
Metal 925 sterling silver
Inclusive Gift Pouch Yes
Manufacture Artfully hand-crafted in Greece in limited quantities exclusively for Esculpta.

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Men's Silver Lion's head torc ring

This large sterling silver lion ring belongs to a fabulous range of torc jewelry made by a workshop in Greece with a renown specialty towards torcs for over half a century. Such intricate and quality-made pieces demonstrate the characteristic unique value of ancient male jewelry with all its diachronic finesse of masculine jewels found from the Roman and Hellenistic empires.

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Comments(1)
05/05/2016

Incredible!

I just want to say thank you for a fabulously made ring. Beautiful detail and feel. Love it!

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