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Renaissance decorative emerald set ring. Set with a rectangular facetted natural emerald with no colour enhancement in a closed backrubover setting with an approximate weight of 1.00 carats, to a raised decorative collet with scalloped trim and fine beaded borders, engraved radiating pattern to the underside, and flanked by ornate carved shoulders with elevated scrolling openwork flourishes, all with traces of green, white and blue enamel, flowing through to a solid slim D-shapeshank. Tested yellow gold, approximately 7.2g in weight, circa 17th century, accompanied by an Oxford Labs X-ray fluorescence report stating the composition of the metal.
See Scarisbrick, D. & Henig, M., 'Finger Rings', 2003, plate 19 for rings of similar type.
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