Medieval gold and garnet finger ring

Medieval gold and garnet finger ring

Code: 11681


This is a lovely medieval gold finger ring, dating to the 12th - 13th century. The bezel is set with a simple garnet gemstone in a rubbed overmount. The octagonal-shaped bezel is raised towards the gem, thus drawing the eye to the precious stone. The gemstone set into this ring is typical of the 'English' taste, a garnet being rather more obtainable than a highly prized red Ruby. The ring is intact and wearable, but one shoulder appears to have a knock in the ground but is stable.

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 1150 - 1250 A.D.

MATERIAL: Gold & Garnet

RING SIZE:   6   (US)    M  (UK)

SIZE: 20mm x 18mm x 1.32mm (bezel 9mm x 7mm x 4mm)

WEIGHT: 1.06 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Amsterdam.