Rare 16th C Portrait Ring in Sterling and Tortoise Shell
Rendered on an organic tortoise ring, with a glass top, this peculiar find has moved through time with the battle scars of history to emerge triumphant in his survival.
While I am unsure of who he is and his origin, his golden crown and embellished mantel indicate a life of status, perhaps of a liturgical nature. Salvaged by a loving previous owner and set on a silver band, this ring is a magical find for those who love jewels that have had an uncertain past; the band of the original was replaced with a silver armature.
Materials and Features: Sterling, Tortoise Shell, Garnet, Pearl
Age/Origin: English, 16th C
Measurements: Size 7, 2.6 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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