Medieval Italian Gold Ring with Emerald Cabochon, Later 15th Century AD
A D-section gold hoop with baluster to each shoulder, plaque with rosette motif, biconvex square bezel with ropework border, inset emerald cabochon. 27mm overall, 17.53mm internal diameter. Rare.
The emerald is between three and four carats. It is highly probable that this stone originated in the Austrian Habatchtal deposit. The finest stones, such as this one, from this deposit were the earliest mined.