Renaissance Elizabethan 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 rubbed over bezel. Such a ring would have been worn by a merchant during the period of Queen Elizabeth Ist. Today it has survived in excellent condition, suitable to be worn again with care!
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 1550 - 1650 A.D.
MATERIAL: Silver & Glass
RING SIZE: 9 1/2 (US) S 3/4 (UK)
SIZE: 24mm x 22mm x 3mm (bezel 13mm x 4mm)
WEIGHT: 3.8 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection