ANCIENT SILVER MEDIEVAL Ring roman estate garnet old

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  • Item Category: Antiquities
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 15, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
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Castle Gates

proudly presents this rare and unique:




Silver Garnet Gemstone Ring!


This auction shall begin at $.01, as we trust experienced collectors will appreciate the true value of this item

(Evaluation $180)

You are bidding on a very rare ancient Medieval Silver Ring centered with a beautiful Hand Faceted Night Garnet gemstone!

The Moorish and the Almoravides Empires fought against the Christians during the Southern Medieval Crusades. Among their centers of power was the Iberian Peninsula. This is the same type of jewellery worn by a citizen during the Medieval Crusades and later. This style of jewellery begain during the middle Byzantine PeriodAD. The Berber people who descended from the Almoravides continued the same traditions throughout Iran, the Sahara and Iberian Peninsula through the late Byzantine period. This jewellery is consistent with the same designs and has endured the test of time.

Ancient jewellery, from those examples that have survived, prove to be a trove of imagination and variation. In ancient days, jewellery distinguished an individual in many ways. Rings represented the language of social code and portrayed one's standing like no other piece of jewellery. Under the Empire, a ring was considered a privilege of military distinction (in Roman times) and of Betrothal or Promise (in the Byzantine to Medieval periods). Bracelets were a pure form of decadence and wealth. During all of the ancient past, rings and bracelets signified a position of dignity and wealth.

we have a wonderful example of decadence and class obviously owned by a wealthy member of ancient society, as this antiquity is made of precious materials of the age.

It is unfortunate that the "popular" jewellery of today is manufactured by production lines with no significance or importance. All too many jewellers of today suffer with such a lack of imagination forgetting that soulful individuals will accent their lives with their jewellery for many years.

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A fine addition to your collection!

Provenance: Iberian Peninsula (the heart of Medieval activity and style)

Material: 7.27g Silver, Natural Hand-Faceted Night Garnet

Size (modern approximate): 9.75 US/19.5mm

Condition: Excellent considering age

Age: 1500AD-1880AD

Wearable today just as they were during the ancient Medieval period!

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