Western Asiatic Gold Ring with Garnet Cabochon


An elegant gold Western Asiatic ring enriched with a garnet cabochon and a small gold granule placed next to the precious stone. The ring features a round hoop with expanding shoulders, the garnet inset is secured in place by a gold frame.

Closest UK ring size: M

Date: Circa 1st millenium BC
Condition: Fine condition, the shape is slightly distorted due to age.

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Many grand civilizations inhabited the area of Western Asia in Antiquity, and their wealth and prosperity are 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 and silver jewellery would have featured gold granules, glass and semi-precious stone inlays and detailed engravings. Very fine granulation, as we can see on this item, along with filigree, were at the centre of Near Eastern and Western Asiatic jewellery production and were later adopted by the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans.

To discover more about different metal decorative techniques see our blog post: Decorative Metalwork Techniques 

Weight 1.8 g
Dimensions L 2 x W 2 x H 0.5 cm


Semi-Precious Stones


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