Tudor rock crystal and enamel ring. Set to the center with a table cut square rock crystal, in a raised closed back rubover collet setting with black enamel engraved decoration, flanked by shoulders engraved with flower and stalk motif with further enamelling to a plain D-shape shank. Tested yellow gold, stamped on exterior with two sets of maker's marks, reverse of bezel engraved 'AM', approximately 4.2g in weight, circa 1550-1600 AD.
This ring was found near Utrecht in the Netherlands in 2007.
This rock crystal is fashioned as a table cut which is the earliest and simplest of cuts, whereby the point of the crystal is ground down to form a flat table facet. This rock crystal has additionally been fashioned so that a reflective cruciform pattern can be seen within the stone.