Yesterday, in my conversation with Babushko, he commented on my ring. I bought it in California a couple years ago. The woman who sold it to me claimed it was an old Afghani tribal seal, about 1,000 years old, and set into a ring about 50 years ago. Mmmm, could be, but I'm not running off to Sotheby's any time soon. It's a fairly sizeable ring. The stone is red and oval shaped, about a half an inch by three quarters of an inch. On the stone is carved an animal of some kind, maybe a horse. Above the animal is a sideways oval with two horizonal lines, kind of like "011." I don't know what the stone is, and I'm not sure if I believe it is 1,000 years old, but I love the ring.
Apparently my new friend likes it too.