A beautiful Byzantine electrum ring, featuring a circular hoop, composed of two separated wires, and a finely decorated trumpet bezel. The bezel is set with a flat cabochon garnet stone, framed by a fine band of granules. Four oval beads, further enriched with granules, support the bezel.
UK ring size O.
Following the trends set by the Romans, Byzantine jewellery became a continuation of Roman jewellery traditions. As in many other cultures throughout Antiquity, Byzantine jewellery acted not only as an embellishment, but most importantly as a direct display of someone’s wealth and social status.
Date: Circa 6th – 9th century AD