This gold ring is richly decorated with diamonds in a cross pattern. Rings were at times made in pairs and often worn by Peranakan women on the third or fourth finger. They were often presented along with other pieces of jewellery like earrings and necklaces from the groom's family to the bride's during the lap chai (gift exchange) ceremony which preceded the traditional Peranakan wedding. Alternatively, they could also have been presented as part of the wedding dowry of a bride.

Date/Period
1930–1950s
Region
Penang
Dimension
Gross Measurement: 2.2 x 3.5 x 2 cm
Accession No.
2013-00054
Material
Gold, diamond
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Jon and Doreen Lim in memory of Mdm Heah Seok Yeong
Category
Gold

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