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This is a lovely medieval gold finger ring, dating to the 12th - 13th century. The bezel is set with a simple garnet gemstone in a rubbed overmount. The octagonal-shaped bezel is raised towards the gem, thus drawing the eye to the precious stone. The gemstone set into this ring is typical of the 'English' taste, a garnet being rather more obtainable than a highly prized red Ruby. The ring is intact and wearable, but one shoulder appears to have a knock in the ground but is stable.
OBJECT: Finger Ring
DATE: c. 1150 - 1250 A.D.
MATERIAL: Gold & Garnet
RING SIZE: 6 (US) M (UK)
SIZE: 20mm x 18mm x 1.32mm (bezel 9mm x 7mm x 4mm)
WEIGHT: 1.06 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Amsterdam.