Ring, Timurid period (1370–1507), late 15th–early 16th century: Iran This glorious gold cast and chased ring, with its striking nephrite seal, prophetic figures, and a dragon motif, is a fine example of a powerful talisman. The inscriptions on the nephrite seal venerate the Prophet Muhammad’s cousin, son-in-law, and leader of the Shici sect cAli ibn Abi Talib (1986.109.2).
Georgian Memento Mori Skull And Crossbones Sepia On Ivory Memorial Ring
Lapis lazuli gem engraved with a bust of Sarapis wearing a horn of Ammon and a calathos in the form of a basket containing a pomegranate and leaves; a butterfly settles on top. Before him are a star, trident with serpent, and two flutes; behind him are a scorpion, lizard and Pan-pipes; there is a Greek inscription. Roman Imperial period 1stC-3rdC. | © Trustees of the British Museum
Due to its fragility, this beautiful ring is also a rarity. Circa 1790, it features a tiny, hand-carved ivory ship set under crystal. A frame of garnets surrounds the crystal, and the waves beneath the ship are hand-painted. Popular during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, pieces like this were carved by specialists predominately located in Germany, Switzerland, and France.
Gold ring, with an almost circular bezel, the face pierced and set with shaped turquoises, leaving a heart, scrolls and the initials 'FDA' reserved in metal, mid 16th century
Gold alloy mourning ring commemorating Captain George Blagdon Westcott (1745-1798), who was killed at the Battle of the Nile. The bezel of the ring is decorated with an anchor made up of brilliants, which is set on a background of woven blond hair, and is contained under a crystal. The edge of the bezel is inscribed on a black enamel background (taille d'épargne) with the words 'G B WESTCOTT OB 1 Aug 1798'.