3 Amuletic Toadstone Rings | Collectors Weekly

3 Amuletic Toadstone Rings | Collectors Weekly

accessorizinggawain:  1570: A gold sundial and compass ring The hinged oval bezel is designed as a seal and engraved with a coat of arms Dimensions: 1.8 x 2.0 cm

accessorizinggawain: 1570: A gold sundial and compass ring The hinged oval bezel is designed as a seal and engraved with a coat of arms Dimensions: 1.8 x 2.0 cm

The Dark Power.com - blog » Archive for Steampunk Arm

The Dark Power.com - blog » Archive for Steampunk Arm

Toad stones were considered to be antidotes for poison and were also used in the treatment of epilepsy". As early as the 14th century, people began to adorn jewelry with toadstones for their magical abilities. In their folklore, a toadstone was required to be removed from an old toad while the creature was still alive, and as instructed by the 17th century naturalist Edward Topsell, could be done by setting the toad on a piece of red cloth

Toad stones were considered to be antidotes for poison and were also used in the treatment of epilepsy". As early as the 14th century, people began to adorn jewelry with toadstones for their magical abilities. In their folklore, a toadstone was required to be removed from an old toad while the creature was still alive, and as instructed by the 17th century naturalist Edward Topsell, could be done by setting the toad on a piece of red cloth

Tudor amethyst ring. Set with an oval cabochon amethyst in a closed back rubover collet setting, encircled by a delicate scalloped gold frame, and with finely pierced vertical openwork detail to the gallery, flanked by intricately carved shoulders with scrolling floral motifs and flowing through to a solid D-shape shank. Tested yellow gold, approximately 3.9g in weight, circa 16th-17th century. This is a fine and rare example of Tudor craftsmanship.  Accompanied by paperwork from the British…

Rare Tudor amethyst ring, circa 16th-17th century

Tudor amethyst ring. Set with an oval cabochon amethyst in a closed back rubover collet setting, encircled by a delicate scalloped gold frame, and with finely pierced vertical openwork detail to the gallery, flanked by intricately carved shoulders with scrolling floral motifs and flowing through to a solid D-shape shank. Tested yellow gold, approximately 3.9g in weight, circa 16th-17th century. This is a fine and rare example of Tudor craftsmanship. Accompanied by paperwork from the British…

Shark Tooth ~ Tongue Stone According to Renaissance accounts, large, triangular fossil teeth often found embedded in rocky formations were believed to be petrified tongues of dragons and snakes and so were referred to as "tongue stones" or "glossopetrae", Glossopetrae were commonly thought to be a remedy or cure for various poisons and toxins. They were used in the treatment of snake bites.

Shark Tooth ~ Tongue Stone According to Renaissance accounts, large, triangular fossil teeth often found embedded in rocky formations were believed to be petrified tongues of dragons and snakes and so were referred to as "tongue stones" or "glossopetrae", Glossopetrae were commonly thought to be a remedy or cure for various poisons and toxins. They were used in the treatment of snake bites.

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