Renaissance Tudor Gentleman's Silver Finger Ring Sapphire Paste
This is a late Renaissance silver finger ring, dating to the 16th - early 17th century A.D. The ring is set with the original blue glass gem, held within a cusped bezel. Such a ring would have been worn by a merchant during the period of King Henry VIII and King Francis I. Today it has survived in excellent excavated condition, suitable to be worn again with care!
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 1520 - 1620 A.D.
MATERIAL: Silver & Glass
RING SIZE: 9 1/2 (US) S 3/4 (UK)
SIZE: 26.26mm x 22.46mm x 1.92mm (bezel 11.72mm x 5.94mm)
WEIGHT: 3 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection