Sorry I have been gone a while. I have had a few things in my family that has needed my full attention. It is all taken care of for the most part and now I am back. I have a bunch of new rings to show you. These are called Mantra ring or prayer rings. They are suppose to bring you luck and prosperity. I will be listing them in the next week I hope.I just ordered more of them so I will have enough to spead around. Here is a preview of what is going to be here for your pleasure.
Then first on is called: Tibetan Vintage 3 color copper weaved filigree Amulet Ring
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The next on has some Turquoise stones on both sides of the opening and it is Tibetan silver with a sterling silver plate over the top. Here is this one.
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Just in case you do not know what Tibetan silver is I will tell you. One day I wanted to know what it exactly was. I was seeing so many items with Tibetan silver so I looked it up just like you can on the Internet. Tibetan silver is a metal that has Sterling silver mixed into it. But depending on the company who is making the certain item you are looking at, depends on how much sterling silver is in each piece. Most of the time it is any where from 15% to 30% sterling silver and that is why you have to clean it often just like sterling silver. It gives the item a patina and if you do not want that patine then you will need to clean it with a silver cleaner. The silver will not rub off or come out of the metal since it is mixed in while in a hot liquid state. Most of the time the sterling silver content is about 5% to 10% in order for the company to save money. It still makes your piece tarnish but they do try to make you believe that it is a higher content then it really is. This is what Tibetan silver is. I have found that a lot of people think that it is real silver all the way through from Tibet. Well it is from Tibet so that is correct but it is not pure silver by any means. But it acts like silver because of the small content of silver that is in it.
Here is the next ring I will be having in my shop. This is also a 3 color copper mantr Amulet ring and all of these are adjustable. This one has a brass plating over some of the copper.
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And then we have a ring that is totally different form the ones you have seen so far. This one is a 3 metal ring, It has Tibetan silver, brass and copper and it is also silver plated in the center. It has a wonderful weave of the metals on the bottom and on the sides in copper. You can see the patina in all of the rings due to the silver.
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Here is a quick run down of what these rings represent.
hand made by the local artists of Katmandu Nepal in vintage style.
Each ring or bracelet or amulet of the same style is a little different
due to them being all hand made. Not every piece is the same as the last
piece do to this way of making of these Mantra jewelry. These rings and
jewelry have been made in this way for hundreds of years with the same
The mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum" contains the
essence of the entire teaching of Buddhism. When you say the first
syllable Om, it is blessed to help you achieve perfection in the
practice of generosity, Ma helps perfect the practice of pure ethics,
and Ni helps achieve perfection in the practice of tolerance and
patience. Pad, the fourth syllable, helps to achieve perfection of
perseverance, Me helps achieve perfection in the practice of
concentration, and the final sixth syllable Hum helps achieve perfection
in the practice of wisdom. So in this way recitation of the mantra
helps achieve perfection in the six practices from generosity to wisdom.
The path of these six perfection's is the path walked by all the
Buddha's of the three times. Definitely an exquisite and valuable hand
crafted ring for the collector of vintage Buddhist jewelry or for just
the person who loves beautiful vintage jewelry!
Most jewelry worn
in Tibet and Nepal is for its protective properties and its beauty. All
my listed Amulets are protection effective, as they all have been
activated by a Buddhist Lama or a Brahmin Priest. Please refer to THE
JEWELRY OF NEPAL by Gabriel for wonderful information and superb
More rings I have for sale at www.clinejewels.etsy.comÂ In the Vintage Rings and Jewelry category.
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The Pendant is a Blood Jade Mantra Pendant. It is the same type of Amulet That the rings are. It is very beautiful and is calledÂ The Thousand Hands Mantra Amulet Pendant.
Now I have one more until my order comes in and then I will list some more under the Bracelet of a Carved Yak Bone. I do believe you will love this bracelet. All of these items are for Men but Women can ware them to and get away with it looking like they were made for her.
You can see the carving of the artists from Napal. Each and every amulet bracelet or ring or even a pendant is all just a little bit different due to it being hand carved by the same or different artist. These rings, pendants and Bracelets have been around for hundreds of years so are considered Vintage inspired or Vintage. I hope you love them as much as I do. I will be getting more and as I do I will add any new ones to this list just below this bracelet. That is how you will know that there is new items to look at that is for purchase at Etsy. Please come and take a look at all of my vintage inspired rings, pendants, bracelets and even Necklaces.