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.
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