Gold Mud Fish Ring - size 8
This ring is an authentic object of Ashanti royal regalia. It was made for the exclusive use of the Ashanti royal family and only ever used by them. As such it is an extraordinary and genuine object regardless of the quality of the gold itself.
We have been buying and selling African "gold" items for many years. In that time we have learned a lot about gold around the world. Different cultures have different standards by which to judge the quality of gold. In America we are satisfied with 14 karat gold jewelry. In Europe gold jewelry has to be at least 18 karat. In Asia anyone selling gold jewelry that is less than 22 karat would be thought of as a charlatan. But in Africa, there is no karat standard for gold objects of any kind. It's possible to find higher karat items but it's rare and very expensive. The vast majority of their gold is of very low karat weight.
2 x 1 13/16" (5 x 4.6 cm) weight 1.3 oz. (37 g)