Ring Secondfinger

Twelve examples of antique Omani silver rings for the Second finger (middle finger)

Antique Omani Dayir silver ring

Common rings. According to CarterĀ“s (Tribes of Oman) definition there are two types for the second finger:  Hexagonal and Round.  In "Oman Adorned" the hexagonal rings belong to the third finger (next to the little finger) In "Oman Adorned"  diamond shaped rings belong to the middle finger, while Carter lumps them under "finger three" (next to the little finger) A diamond shaped ring is defined as  a square ring that has been turned a quarter (angle 45 degree) Following the definition of Oman Adorned we have twelve examples of rings for the second finger in our Slide-show. 

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 Antique Omani Rings for the second finger

Arab names: Dayir (round)   /  Heysa (mostly diamond shaped) / Haisa

Period: 1900-1970

Origin: Typically worn by women of central and Northern Oman

  •  Tribute to Oman 18th National day R. Richmond p 150
  • Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 p 112-115
  • Richardson & Dorr The craft and Heritage of Oman vol 2 page 446 item 067
  • A tribute to Oman National day Volume X "Muscat and its custom houses" Robert Richmond. Apex page 80
  • Disappearing treasures of Oman 1998 by Avelyn Foster p 85 fig 81
  • Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz p 112
  • Oman Faces and Places page 136