Selection of Cheapside Hoard rings: 16-17th century

Selection of Cheapside Hoard rings: 16-17th century
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

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Selection of Cheapside Hoard rings. Two flower shaped rings one originally set with seven cabochon emeralds; the other is enamelled and set with garnets. The form of these two rings was inspired by Spanish fashions. Two gold finger rings set with a sapphire. Blue traditionally has a spiritual significance and symbolises purity; the sapphire is one of the stones used in ecclesiastical rings. And in the centre, gold finger ring set with a large table-cut diamond in enamelled gold setting, the white champlevé enamel is decorated with black enamel flowers and leaves on the outer surface of the hoop and underside of the bezel.
Part of the Cheapside Hoard

Image Details

Date
 
1501 AD - 1625 AD
Image Number
 
001409

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