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16th Century Renaissance Gold Ring with Table Cut Rock Crystal 22K Gold

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A stunning example of a European renaissance ring dating to 1550-1600! A table-cut rock crystal is mounted in a closed back rub over setting. The quatrefoil bezel is cuffed with a recessed crescent on each side and is flanked by fantastic ornate baluster carved shoulders which lead to a solid D-shaped shank. For examples of similar 16th century rings see items 334 and 430 in Scarisbrick’s ‘Rings; Jewellery of Power, Love and Loyalty’ (2007); item AF.1743 in the British Museum Collection and items 279 and 281 in the Oman’s ‘Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings’ (1930). Tested as 22k yellow gold. approximately 2.6g in weight. The stone measures 4.8mm x 3.2mm and the bezel rises 4.2mm off the finger. During the Renaissance, finger rings developed from the simple forms of the medieval period into miniature works of art, combining the skills of the chaser, engraver and enameller as well as the stone cutter. Cabochon settings remained in use but developments in stone cutting saw the increasing use of table cuts. UK size N / US size 6 3/4
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