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Lansadera Rings

Vintage lansadera ring with diamante in gold-plated silver.

Vintage lansadera ring with diamante or rough cut diamonds in gold-plated silver.

I was so fascinated when I first saw this ring.  I thought it was of Indian origin until my mom pointed out that it’s a “lansadera” ring.  Apparently it’s a local vintage design that was very popular in the 1930s to the 1950s. “Lanzadera” is a Spanish word for shuttle, a boat-shaped piece of wood used as a device in the loom.

They normally have “diamante” or rough cut diamonds in them which were considered lucky in those days.  The pointed ends make for good self-defense too. ;P

Here are some more designs:

Vintage lansadera ring with diamante in gold-plated silver

Vintage lansadera ring with diamante in gold-plated silver

These rings and even the earrings version normally come encrusted with diamante but I was able to acquire one that has pearls instead.  Looks a little different from the ones I usually come across with.

Vintage lansadera ring embellished with pearls.

A regal-looking vintage lansadera ring embellished with pearls.

These rings look like armor or knuckle rings that are very fashion-forward now.

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