FINE MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN RING SIZE 8 1/2
8th-12th century AD. Good wearable size. Broad 5.3mm band flaring to the shoulders which have dentil decoration. Raised rounded square bezel cut with a diamond on the hatched field, representing the Star of Bethlehem which at this time was depicted as a diamond shape based on the earlier star of Mars, Roman Goddess of War. These rings were worn by Pilgrims to the Holy Land in the 9th century. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.