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Love ring

16th century

Gold ring, the rectangular bezel set with one square ruby and one square emerald, the hoop chased in scroll work and leafage

17.53 mm internal ring diameter; 8.16 g weight

Bought in Frankfurt

Presented by Dr C.D.E. Fortnum in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897; WA1897.CDEF.F453

Taylor & Scarisbrick, Finger Rings from Ancient Egypt to the present day, 1978, no. 695