This is an excavated Tudor period gold and diamond finger ring, dating to the 16th century. It is set with the original table cut diamond in a rubbed over mount, the body of the ring is engraved and set with enamel. The ring is intact, though sadly the hoop has a break (this is repairable by a competent jeweller and can be laser welded). Diamond set rings of this period were fashionable as engagement rings of the aristocracy. A rare and original Renaissance ring in excavated condition.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 1550 - 1600 AD
MATERIAL: Gold & Diamond
RING SIZE: 6 (US) M (UK)
SIZE: 22.90mm x 19.77mm x 1.27mm (bezel 7.21mm x 6.84mm x 6.26mm)
WEIGHT: 2.83 grams
PROVENANCE: From a European private collection, Netherlands.
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