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1970s Turquoise Flying Saucer Ring

$750.00

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1970s Turquoise Flying Saucer Ring

$750.00


Description

DATE: Vintage, c.1970

Do you believe in UFOs?

HG Wells wrote of a spherical spaceship made of "steel lined with glass" with sliding "windows or blinds" by which it can be steered. The story was "The First Men in the Moon", serialised in The Strand Magazine from December 1900 to August 1901. The eccentric scientist Mr Cavor manages to persuade the businessman/narrator Mr Bedford to accompany him to the moon, utilising the newly developed material - cavorite - which can negate the force of gravity. They meet a variety of moon-life ("great beasts", "mooncalves", "monsters of mere fatness", and five-foot-high "Selenites") but the most remarkable section of the book is probably chapter 20, "Mr Bedford in Infinite Space": 
 
"...pervading doubt of my own identity. . . the doubts within me could still argue: 'It is not you that is reading, it is Bedford—but you are not Bedford, you know. That's just where the mistake comes in.' 'Counfound it!' I cried, 'and if I am not Bedford, what am I? But in that direction no light was forthcoming, though the strangest fancies came drifting into my brain, queer remote suspicions like shadow seem from far away... Do you know I had an idea that really I was something quite outside not only the world, but all worlds, and out of space and time, and that this poor Bedford was just a peephole through which I looked at life..." 

Cool vintage turquoise ring with head shaped like a flying saucer. It's crafted in 18k gold with a turquoise matrix cabochon in the centre. Hatched detailing surrounds the stone giving the impression that it's spinning.

STONES 

Turquoise Matrix

MEASUREMENTS 

Size: 7 

Rise off finger: 10.1mm

Width of band: 2.8mm

WEIGHT 

4.1g

MARKS 

French control marks (import) for 18k gold 

CONDITION 

Excellent 

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