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  • Catherine Witherell

    Ancient jewelry.

  • Jerelyn H.

    antique mens sapphire gold ring U.K

  • Tee Teresa

    Anglo-Saxon/Viking era ring, found near York. Beautiful. Very important historical discovery. Finely crafted. Age unknown right now, but the Yorkshire Museum purchased it and trying to track its history. Sapphire in 90% gold setting.

  • Deidré Wallace

    Of very great historical importance, this is the only Anglo-Saxon era sapphire ever found in the ground in Britain. The only other sapphire from the period is the one that the Queen wears in her Imperial State Crown, used at the opening of Parliament. Known as St. Edward’s sapphire, this latter gem was once part of King Edward the Confessor’s finger ring and is now the oldest gem in the British crown jewels. @designerwallace

  • Riku Korvenpää

    A large sapphire ring found by metal detector enthusiast Michael Greenhorn in a field near Escrick, England is thought to have originated in the 5th or 6th century and may have even belonged to a king. Greenhorn sold the ring to the Yorkshire Museum for $50,000. (Photo: Kippa Matthews/York Museums Trust)

  • Judy Adair

    Gold and sapphire ring at the Yorkshire museum. Anglo Saxon - ancient.

  • Jude Hoops

    Antique 18KT. Gold Anglo Saxons Sapphire Ring.

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