Renaissance Gold & Point-cut Diamond Finger Ring

Renaissance Gold & Point-cut Diamond Finger Ring

Code: 12346

£12,000.00 Approx $15151.52, €14018.69

This is an extremely rare Renaissance gold and diamond finger ring, dating to the late 15th to the early 16th century.  The ring is set with its original point-cut diamond in a quatrefoil mount, the sides of which are decorated with an olive-sprig design. The shoulders are shaped like fleurs, possibly relating to France, Florence or the Virgin Mary. This ring is a perfect example of an early diamond ring (also known as a writing ring due to the ability to write on the glass with the point of the diamond). It is in excellent and wearable condition, of the type used as a fashionable engagement/betrothal ring of the period!

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: Renaissance (Tudor)

DATE: c. 1500 - 1550 A.D.

MATERIAL: Gold & Diamond

RING SIZE:  7 3/4 (US)     P 1/2 (UK)

SIZE: 26mm x 1mm x  (bezel 6mm x 6.3mm x 6.6mm)

WEIGHT: 3.7 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Kent. UK.