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Love ring

Possibly Italy

16th century

Gold ring, the quatrefoil bezel set on top with a ruby and an emerald, the petals decorated with fleur-de-lis and scrollwork, the shoulders fluted and ending in fleur-de-lis

14.48 mm internal ring diameter; 3.11 g weight

Bought in Naples

Presented by Dr C.D.E. Fortnum in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897; WA1897.CDEF.F454

Taylor & Scarisbrick, Finger Rings from Ancient Egypt to the present day, 1978, no. 655