This is a nice Renaissance silver-gilt finger ring, dating to the 16th century. It is set with a table-cut ruby paste gemstone, enclosed within a rubbed-over bezel. The gem is original to the ring and is stable and secure. A good Tudor period ring that is secure, wearable, and in good antique condition.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 16th century AD.
MATERIAL: Silver-gilt & ruby paste
RING SIZE: 8 1/2 (US) Q 3/4 (UK)
SIZE: 24mm x 21mm x 1mm (Bezel 8mm x 7mm)
WEIGHT: 1.87 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in European private collection, Spain.
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