Exquisite Renaissance gold and rock crystal ring

Exquisite Renaissance gold and rock crystal ring

Code: 11421


This is a superb Renaissance gold finger ring, dating to the 16th - early 17th century. The ring is intact and in excellent condition, it retains the original table-cut rock crystal gem, cut and set in such a way as to resemble a diamond. The bezel is sculpted like a bulb of a flower, with the shoulders having an acanthus shape design. It is a very accomplished piece of goldsmiths art, expertly crafted and finished. This example is all original and untouched from being a European metal detector find. 

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Renaissance (Tudor era)

DATE: c. 1550 - 1620 A.D.

MATERIAL: Gold & rock crystal

RING SIZE:    5  (US)     J 1/2  (UK)

SIZE: 21mm x 20mm x 2mm (bezel 7mm x 7mm x 6mm)

WEIGHT: 1.90 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly the property of a Lady, Tilburg. The Netherlands.