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Antique Antiquity Byzantine Ring Gold Garnet Natural Pearl 6-9th Century (#5659)

Antique Antiquity Byzantine Ring Gold Garnet Natural Pearl 6-9th Century (#5659)

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Antique Antiquity Byzantine ring. High carat gold, garnet and natural pearls. Made circa 6th - 9th century AD. 

Measurements: US 6 3/4. Weighs 6.4 grams. Note - ruler in pictures is in inches.

Shank is hollow gold hoop, widening significantly towards the shoulders and bezel. The sides of the bezel with deep colettes, each with wire-attached pearl. In the center is a double gold trumpet topped by a ring of pearls and centered by a cabochon garnet. The pearls are attached via wires that are held by 4 gold hoops on top of the bezel. The garnet is Colette set. Bottom trumpet section is crenelated; top section is smooth. Despite its age, this ring is immensely attractive and wearable today.

Marks: none as is to be expected. High carat gold. Condition: very good, especially considering that the ring is well over 1000 years old.

Negligible wear commensurate with age. Please see 'photos for details. Makes an exceptional engagement, wedding or anniversary ring.

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