The Mary & Christ Ring

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The Mary & Christ Ring

5,500.00

Metal: Mixed High Carat Gold & Silver

Stone: Crystal

Size: 5

Era: 1680

What You Should Know: This beautiful ring hails from 1680 and depicts The Presentation of the Christ Child. The hexagon crystal covers enamel, topped off with enamel detailing on the back of face as well.

*This ring cannot be resized.

During the late 17th century, religious conflicts caused division within European nations.This cultural shift increased international movement, trade, and a natural evolution style. Jewelry artisans were no longer strictly concentrated to major cities working for high courts. The upper middle class and bourgeoisie now had access to fine jewelry for the first time. 

This museum quality ring represents life between the Renaissance and the Georgian Era. Religion was the focal point of society, and also this ring. Under faceted rock crystal is a depiction of the Presentation of the Christ Child. The original art piece was painted in 1330, and its importance inspired this ring 350 years later. The hexagon crystal is framed in silver, while the carved band is made out of high carat gold. Underneath the face of this magnificent ring, is one of the most special details we’ve discovered in a piece this old: a colorful, enamel floral scene. 

This ring has incredible historic significance, letting us peek into the lives of those who loved jewelry long ago.

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