Featured Unusual moss agate ring

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by KSW, Sep 25, 2023.

  1. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    No history to this other than it had mud in the back so
    maybe found by a metal detector but I’m just guessing.
    A few questions please-
    Does that look like a very worn coat of arms or some sort of heraldry surround?
    Is that moss agate? An article I found it said that Moss Agate isn’t a true form of agate because it doesn’t have concentric banding but this stone looks like it does :confused:
    Mind you I’ve only just learned that moss agate doesn’t actually contain organic material :bookworm::banghead:
    The band seems to be formed from silver folded so there is a seam along its inner length as in the last photo. Does this method of construction date it at all? I’ve googled but I need better search terms!
    Thankyou for any help :)
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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Does look inspired by heraldic jewellery, but that is probably a coincidence. Looks Brutalist.
    Moss agate and dendritic agate don't have banding, but they are still agate.
    Yours looks more dendritic to me.
    :playful: Dendritic agate is named after the tree-like structures in the stone, but it doesn't have trees inside.
  3. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Mix of moss and banded to my eye.
  4. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Are you sure?
    **slinks off in disappointment **
  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I hate when I have to burst someone's bubble, especially when it is a tree bubble. :oops::sorry::kiss:
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  6. silverbell

    silverbell Well-Known Member

  7. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Dendritic agates have no real trees in them. Darnitt. The critter at the top keeps looking at me like it's a rabbit. :cat::cat::cat::cat: Maybe it's the feline in my training but I'm wondering if this wasn't a bunny ring that got the cwap whaled out of it somehow.
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