Ex: Schindler’s Antiques, King Street, Charleston, Purchased about 1980. Bronze, size 8 3/4 with raised banded bezel set with an oval lapus lazuli gem stone. The shoulders with hatched and checkered motif. Classic hand work throughout as produced on plantations and almost surely a Confederate ring. Originally plated with wear to the sides and dark patina. It was common for cavalry troopers to remove their rings before battle as they marginally compromised the purchase of the sword grip.