Medieval sapphire fede ring, circa 14th century AD.




Medieval sapphire fede ring, circa 14th century AD.

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Price: £28,000

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Description

Medieval sapphire fede ring. Centrally set with one oval cabochon natural unenhanced sapphire in a closed back rubover setting with an approximate weight of 3.00 carats, to a smooth oval bezel leading to a solid rounded shank featuring an intricately engraved crossover design with traces of white enamel intact and terminating at reverse with carved clasping hands. Tested yellow gold, approximately 10g in weight, circa 14th century AD, accompanied by Oxford Labs X-ray fluorescence analysis report stating the composition of the metal.

Sapphires were a favourite choice in the Middle Ages, though so rare that they were reserved solely for royalty, upper nobility and certain high ranking clergymen. Sapphires were thought to be imbued with magical powers such as protecting the wearer from the effects of poison, preserving chastity, keeping the peace and curing snake bites.

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