I was walking along Hayam Wuruk Street, which runs from north to south through Jakarta, heading more and more towards the south. Along the way, painters were painting their works, and antique dealers were laying out their old coins. As we walked sideways through it, the last thing I saw was a ring shop. In the box the man had put out on the side of the road, many rings were laid out.
When I say ring, it is something ostentatious that a woman would prefer to wear. But they were all presence rings with big precious stones on them. It was probably intended for men. The people hanging around were also all male.
In Indonesia, it is customary for men to wear such a large precious stone ring. One of the reasons for this is simply to dress oneself, and the other is to utilize the benefits of the stone. Yes. In Indonesia, it is believed that gems and precious stones have magical powers. Therefore, the rings sold here may be more of a talisman than just an accessory. When I looked at the rings again, I saw that they were all strong stones.
|May 2020 INDONESIA PEOPLE
|JAKARTA MAN RING STREET VENDOR
May 24, 2020
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