Dating to c.1525-1550, this exquisite silver Tudor ring has made it into the 21st century in outstanding, highly-wearable condition!
Measuring 8.5 mm x 8.6 mm x 5 mm tall for the box-style bezel, this outstanding ring is a rare survival; most silver rings of the Tudor through Georgian eras eventually ended up in the melting pot! Wrought from sterling-grade silver, this ring displays all of the details one expects to find in a genuine Tudor-era ring. The stone is set in a cusped, rubbed-over, closed-backed silver mounting. The tall bezel is hand-decorated with hatch marks, which would have originally been enameled. The shoulders are decorative, and the back of the bezel takes the form of tart mold. All of these elements (as well as outside references) indicate that it was crafted during the first half of the 16th century.
This ring was excavated in northern England, and when it came in, it was missing its original stone, so I set the ring with a round, flat-topped pyrope garnet, which is period-correct. The garnet measures 3.5 mm and weighs approx. 20 points. Best of all, the setting is in outstanding, 100% intact condition, without damage, losses, or repairs after over 460 years! Moreover, it now has a new lease on life, and is so very wearable! Of course, one should only wear a ring of this great age with the extreme care it deserves, but this jewel is perfect for a special occasion!
This ring is a size 7 1/2, and should NOT be resized by any method, as it would damage the integrity and value of the jewel. Suitable for wear by a 21st-century lady or gentleman, this ring makes you feel like a member of the Tudor court! This is the sort of ring which could tell stories of castles and kings, as only the nobility could afford to purchase jewelry of this quality. Can you imagine all of the secrets it has witnessed over nearly four and a centuries?
This ring weighs a substantial 6.36 grams. Simply a rare example of an incredibly historic Renaissance ornament, this jewel will take pride of place in your collection! It would also make a stellar gift for any lady or gentleman fond of early jewelry. It would also make an investment-worthy gift of a lifetime for any lady fond of Tudor and Elizabethan history, and will be shipped in a gift box. As with all of my jewelry pre-dating 1700, this ring will be sold with a COA and valuation for your insurance purposes at no extra charge. Do not miss this Tudor delight; up to 60-day layaway is available, and USPS Priority mail shipping is FREE!
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