Western Asia produced very sophisticated and detailed jewellery crafted from gold, silver and copper. Gold would have been hammered down to a thin layer and manipulated into different shapes. Gold and silver jewellery would have featured gold granules, glass and semi-precious stone inlays and detailed engravings.
Western Asiatic Gold Ring with Garnet
An extremely fine Western Asiatic gold finger ring, featuring a hollow-formed round hoop, with coiled filigree to the upper and lower sections. The trumpet bezel features a cabochon garnet and is further enriched by a delicate granules decoration. Internal diameter. UK ring size I 1/2.
Condition: Very Fine.