775-850 Anglo-Saxon, England, Found in the River Thames at Chelsea
Dress archery ring of Shah Jahan, Second quarter of the 17th century, Moghul India, Gold set with carved and polished uncut diamonds, rubies and emeralds; Provenance: presented by the ambassadorial mission of Iranian ruler Nadir-Shah to the Russian Imperial Court, 1741
The State Hermitage Museum: Exhibitions
Between the 7th and 3rd centuries B.C., the Scythians moved back and forth across the territory of Ukraine as fierce warriors and nomads. Archeological sites have yielded real and mythical animal-style art in white and yellow metals. Strong Greek influences are found in artifacts discovered in the region of the Black Sea between the 7th and 2nd centuries B.C.
Belt plaques from the finery set of Queen Aregund (c.515–573AD), wife of Clotaire I (511–561AD), silver, glass paste & garnet, made c.570AD in Merovingian Gaul
Pink topaz and diamond pendant/brooch cross with snake, 1860
Byzantine pendant Museum number 1981,0505.1 Description Full: Front Pendant from a necklace; gold; open-work; almond-shaped, with suspension loop of triple-ridged strip and a central glass bead; twelve flattened hollow spheres are soldered between an outer border of corrugated strip set edgeways and a running-scroll inner border of closed S-shapes; swaged wire runs around the outside and inside of the goldwork.
Signet-ring of the Black Prince (1330–1376). Gold (originally enameled) and ruby, late 14th century. Found in Montpensier (Auvergne, France), 1866.
I cannot express my longing to see these items. Treasure from the Staffordshire Hoard
Ring with Hexagonal Bezel with Sri Inscription Period: late Central Javanese period Date: 8th–early 10th century Culture: Indonesia (Java) Medium: Gold
Ring Inlaid with Oval-Shaped Red Stone with Ribbed Hoop Period: Central Javanese period Date: 8th–early 10th century Culture: Indonesia (Java) Medium: Gold with red stone