Turreted Medieval Gold Rock Crystal Finger Ring

Turreted Medieval Gold Rock Crystal Finger Ring

Code: 10588

£1,795.00 Approx $2272.15, €2094.52

This is an excellent medieval gold finger ring, dating to the 14th - 15th century. The ring is intact and in excavated condition, it retains the original rock crystal gem (foiled dark). The ring is decorated with a large turret, set with the original gem in a rubbed over mount. The sides of the bezel are decorated with a linear design in the form of a petalled flower. The original foiling on the crystal would indicate this to be a representation of a diamond, at this time painted on portraits as being 'black' due to refraction. This is a good excavated ring with no damage or restoration.

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 14th - 15th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Gold 22k +/- rock crystal

RING SIZE:  8 3/4 (US)     R 1/4  (UK)

SIZE: 25mm x 21mm x 1.5mm (bezel 11mm x 10mm x 6mm)

WEIGHT:  2.5 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection