Iberian Gold & Table-cut Ruby Heart-shaped Ring

Code: 10384


This is a magnificent Iberian gold and ruby amatory ring, dating to the late 17th century.  The ring consists of a cluster of table-cut rubies, that have been set within a heart-shaped bezel. The shoulders are set with a group of three rubies, giving a total of fifteen rubies (one or two may be later replacements). Such a ring would have been given as an amatory gift, possibly as a betrothal or wedding ring. It is an excellent example in good antique condition.  A nice piece of wearable history from the age of Pirates and the Treasure Fleets!

OBJECT: Finger Ring

CULTURE: IberianBaroque

DATE: c. 17th - 18th century A.D.

MATERIAL: 18k Gold & Ruby

RING SIZE:  9 1/4 (US)     S 1/4  (UK)

SIZE: 26mm x 22mm x 2mm (bezel 12mm x 10mm x 6mm)

WEIGHT: 3.9 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. private collection, Sussex.

Iberian Gold & Table-cut Ruby Heart-shaped Ring