Many grand civilizations inhabited the area of Western Asia in Antiquity, and their wealth and prosperity is witnessed by the very sophisticated precious metal crafting of jewellery. Gold would have been hammered down to a thin layer and manipulated into different shapes. Gold, electrum and silver jewellery would have featured gold granules, glass and semi-precious stone inlays, such as garnet, and detailed engravings.
Near Eastern Gold Ring with Garnet
A delicate Near Eastern gold ring featuring a thin round-section electrum hoop adorned with a circular convex garnet set in a gold frame. The hoop has been later attached to the bezel in antiquity.
Closest UK ring size: H
Provenance: Ex Japanese gentleman deceased collection, 1970-2010.
Condition: Fine condition, slight encrustation to the back of the bezel,. The internal diameter for the ring is: 1.5cm