Renaissance Silver Jewelled Finger Ring Emerald Diamonds
This is a magnificent Renaissance silver jewelled finger ring, dating to c. 1580 - 1620 A.D. The ring consists of an ornate and deeply sculpted body (popular from the mid 16th century) set with a single root emerald. Either side in a cruciform cluster is set four diamonds of early cuts. The lower band of the ring has a cut, also signs of several resizing in the past. A testament to its long life. The ring is in good antique condition, the emerald has a tiny chip to one corner, hardly noticeable and perfectly acceptable for a 400+-year-old jewel! A nice piece of wearable history from the age of Pirates and the Spanish Armada!
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 16th - 17th century A.D.
MATERIAL: Silver, emerald, and diamonds
RING SIZE: 4 3/4 (US) J 1/4 (UK)
SIZE: 24mm x 22mm x 2mm (bezel 10mm x 8mm x 7mm)
WEIGHT: 6.5 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, London.