Techniques — Engraving

Late Medieval Gold Ring with Hexagonal Sapphire

Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art 09 July 2009 | 2:30 PM BST London English, late 14th/15th century FINGER RING Estimate: 8,000 — 12,000 GBP LOT SOLD. 70,850 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium) engraved gold, set with a sapphire in hexagonal collet, inscribed: JOYE SANZ FYN (joy without end) on the interior inside diameter: 1.8cm., 7/8 … [Read more...]

Late Medieval Diamond Posy Ring

A fifteenth century English ring yellow gold, mounted with an uncut diamond crystal, of octahedral form cleaved in half in a square box-shaped bezel with chamfered edges, to a twisted cable form hoop with alternating twists of engraved cross hatching. The diamond is of Indian origin. In the fifteenth century India was the sole source for diamonds and they were traded … [Read more...]

“Loyal Desire” Sapphire and Gold Ring

An important high carat gold medieval ring set with a natural irregular hexagonal cut sapphire, decorated with fine engravings and inscribed on the inside of the shank with the text ‘Loyal Desir’ which means legal or loyal desire which indicates the ring is a love token; for marriage or just a token of affection, early 15th century. Source link … [Read more...]