Early 15th century sapphire and enamel ring, engraved with en boen an (en bon an), new year's gift, France, sapphire, high carat gold, white enamel, 0.7cm. The diffusion of character was low and the written language and the spoken language don't agree at that time. As a result, it was frequently to make such spelling mistake.
TWO BYZANTINE GOLD RINGS CIRCA 7TH-12TH CENTURY A.D. One with plain hoop, impressed cross on each shoulder, the circular bezel with central incised cross, Greek letters in each quarter; and another with plain hoop widening to bezel with incised cross
Gold ring, the ribbed hoop terminating in beaded shoulders supporting the cruciform bezel set with two emeralds in oblong settings, centred on a third emerald in a round setting flanked above and below by two rubies similarly set Late Roman, 4th century A.D., hoop perhaps later.
Acrylics by Jennifer Merchant
Quatrefoil Point Cut Ring, c. 1550 A.D., diamond, enamel, gold, This ring introduces the table cut diamond, obtained by slicing across the top of the point cut, and the first step in the long process of mastering the techniques of diamond cutting. Since table cuts were still rare point cuts have been used for the bezel. The prestige of a diamond ring stood so high that it was not only used by the rich at weddings, but kings and queens adopted it as an emblem.
Finger Ring; 7th c, made in Northern France, Frankish Silver, garnet or glass paste cabochon; Accession Number: 17.192.194