Rare Tudor amethyst ring. Set with an oval cabochon amethyst in a closed backrubovercollet setting, encircled by a delicate scalloped gold frame, a finely pierced vertical openwork gallery and polished closed back, flanked by intricately carved shoulders with scrolling floral motifs and flowing through to a solid D-shapeshank. Tested yellow gold, approximately 3.9g in weight, circa 16th-17th century. This is a fine and rare example of Tudor craftsmanship.
Accompanied by paperwork from the British Museum stating that this ring was found at Monkton Deverill, Wiltshire, UK. It is disclaimed under the Treasure Act reference 2013 T782.