Renaissance Gemstone Ring
Western Europe, Italy?, mid-16th century

Gold, ruby and enamels
Weight 10.7 gr; bezel 10 x 10 x 8 mm; circumference 59 mm; US size 8 ¾; UK size R

USD 25,500.00
This fashionable and heavy ring combines the skills of the master goldsmith, adept at sculpting the forms of hoop and bezel, and the taste of the painter, with its attractive Ceylon ruby and traces of red, white, and blue enamel.  Women portrayed in High Renaissance Italian paintings often wear rings such as this one.

Reference Number: 307-2