Rare Tudor amethyst ring. Set with an oval cabochon amethyst in a closed back rubover collet setting, encircled by a delicate scalloped gold frame, and with finely pierced vertical openwork detail to the gallery, flanked by intricately carved shoulders with scrolling floral motifs and flowing through to a solid D-shape shank. 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.