Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring
Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring

Vintage 14k Italian Mano Figa Articulated Charm Ring

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General Information:

  • US Size: 5.25
  • Precious Metal Weight: 1.23 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: 14k yellow gold
  • Dimensions: The band measures 1.72 mm north to south (width) and 1.17 mm rise from the finger (depth). The charm measures 26.45 mm in length including the Mano Figa and all loops present. The Mano Figa alone measures 8.97 mm in width and 5.12 mm in depth.
  • Weight: A comfortable weight of 1.92 grams
  • Markings: This ring exhibits a load of hallmarks, including on the inside of the band as well as on the articulated bail loops that link the charm to the ring. The inside of the shank is stamped with K14 ITALY d.V. [?]. The last pair of letters indicate the band’s maker, though it could not be specifically identified. The figa, itself, was created by UnoAErre, as it is stamped on its loop, alongside 14k and italy.
  • Era: This band is believed to date to the mid to late 20th century, sometime between the 1960s and the 1980s. Beyond what our years of collecting, dealing, learning and refining our expertise enable us to determine, we cannot ascertain a more precise date range or history than this without knowledge of the piece’s exact provenance.
  • Buyer Notes: This band is an exciting and lively take on the classic figa charm, a fully dimensional, fully articulated talisman that dangles from a thin, chic band. Note that the figa is of hollow make, a trademark technique of the UnoAErre brand. This ring is traditional yet modern, an energized and stackable statement piece that is as handsome alone as it is paired. With full hallmarks, and lovely design-work, this ring is fresh and meaningful.

The Story:

An ancient Italian talisman, this charm ring features the highly collectible Mano Figa, which is the recognizable gesture of the thumb between pointer and middle fingers within a fist. This gesture has been used for virtually thousands of years as an apotropaic measure symbolizing protection over fertility and life.

While some texts generalize this signal as a rather crude expression of human reproduction, its meaning is actually rooted in safeguarding the perpetuation of families, and therefore, the prosperity of future generations. Indeed, this gesture has sexual connotations, but one must keep in mind the ancient context from which it comes-- especially the lifelong mission of familial survival that all persons bore-- which, given today’s cultural and medical advances, is somewhat obsolete in its gravity. Tokens such as this were believed to be utterly critical to long and healthy life, including life’s perpetuance through fertility and childbirth, which were mysterious and dangerous durations for women.

The Mano Figa (and the equally traditional Mano Cornuto) was believed to ward off the acts and power of the Evil Eye, which ancients perceived as having the ability to severely harm new, nursing mothers and their offspring, as well as bring destruction to fruit bearing trees and plants, milking animals, et cetera, all of which are the natural forces and sources of regeneration and sustenance of life.

Though its meaning varies from country to county today, in the Ancient Mediterranean world, the Mano Figa was thought to protect against ill will from others, jealousy and hatred, and sickness and bad health. It was demonstrated, thus, as a way to offer best wishes and fortunate favor upon expectant and new mothers and young babies. Often, newborns were given tiny Figa amulets to wear around their necks or wrists during their first stages of life. Mano Figa can be translated into several specific meanings, but it derives from an Etruscan phrase that means “hand fig”; “fico” or fig was the colloquial slang term to refer to female genitalia. In summation, this gesture, though relatively explicit in its directness, came about as an act of blessing the health and life of mothers and their babies.

This dimensional charm is seen as an agent of favor for fertility and future prosperity of the generations, claiming divine blessing over women. It is a tangible demonstration of generational goodwill and health, and is much beloved today for its ties to the ancient past and its spiritual symbolism that transcends time itself.

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