This is a nice medieval gold finger ring, dating to the 13th - 14th century. The ring has a simple turreted bezel, set with a flat cut garnet gemstone. The edge of the bezel rubbed over the stone. The stone seems stable without damage or movement. The side of the bezel has a cut and the band is distorted. This type of ring was in fashion from the 12th century, the main emphasis to focus the eye on the gemstone, rather than on an elaborately decorated bezel (as with later pieces). See also LVPL-FC5604, and SUR-C32418 for discussion. This is a good ring, intact and wearable.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 1250 - 1350 A.D.
MATERIAL: Gold & Garnet
RING SIZE: 5 (US) J 1/2 (UK)
SIZE: 24mm x 18mm x 1mm (bezel 11mm x 8mm x 7mm)
WEIGHT: 2.82 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, Netherlands.
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