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This is a nice Renaissance silver finger ring, dating to the 16th - early 17th century A.D. The ring is set with the original jet black 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 (US) R 3/4 (UK)
SIZE: 25.93mm x 21.95mm x 4.62mm (bezel 15.68mm x 15.03mm x 6.33mm)
WEIGHT: 6.98 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection