This is a charming Renaissance gold finger ring, dating to the16th century A.D. The ring is a small size, intended for a child to wear, or to be worn on the upper joints of the finger. It is a simple yet elegant design of a plain hoop, leading to a square shaped bezel. The ring displays the original dark red ruby gemstone, set in a tightly rubbed mount. The ruby is table-cut similar, to the fashions in diamond cutting and design for this period. inside the band appears to be a makers mark, as yet undeciphered. It is an excellent example, intact and all original. A great looking ring from the age of Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
CULTURE: Renaissance - Tudor Period
DATE: c. 1520 - 1580 A.D.
MATERIAL: Gold & Ruby
RING SIZE: 2 (US) D (UK)
SIZE: 17mm 15mm x 1mm (bezel 3mm x 3mm x 3mm)
WEIGHT: 0.75 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection
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