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The German Renaissance Gimmel Ring with Memento Mori, 1631 (left), in gold, enamel, diamond and ruby, commemorates a marriage and also serves as a reminder of death. The Italian Medieval Inscribed Sapphire Ring, late 14th century, repurposes a sapphire engraved with Islamic text, possibly from the 10th century. Griffin Collection, photos by Richard Goodbody | Rings of the Lords | 1stdibs Introspective

The German Renaissance Gimmel Ring with Memento Mori, 1631 (left), in gold, enamel, diamond and ruby, commemorates a marriage and also serves as a reminder of death. The Italian Medieval Inscribed Sapphire Ring, late 14th century, repurposes a sapphire engraved with Islamic text, possibly from the 10th century. Griffin Collection, photos by Richard Goodbody | Rings of the Lords | 1stdibs Introspective

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Renaissance gimmel ring with Memento Mori; Germany, dated 1631.

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Renaissance gimmel ring with Memento Mori; Germany, dated 1631.

RENAISSANCE DIAMOND RING Western Europe, 16th century. Rings like the present example appear frequently in portraits of the Renaissance and were produced throughout Western Europe. The diamond (called the “unconquerable”) became associated with love, betrothal and marriage in the fifteenth century. When Mary of Burgundy became betrothed to the Archduke Maximilian, she instructed her consort that “your Grace must have a ring set with a diamond and also a gold ring.”

RENAISSANCE DIAMOND RING Western Europe, 16th century. Rings like the present example appear frequently in portraits of the Renaissance and were produced throughout Western Europe. The diamond (called the “unconquerable”) became associated with love, betrothal and marriage in the fifteenth century. When Mary of Burgundy became betrothed to the Archduke Maximilian, she instructed her consort that “your Grace must have a ring set with a diamond and also a gold ring.”

The ’Sture ring’ is said to be the betrothal ring of Sten Sture the younger, that led the Swedish army in the war with the Danes, and Kristina Gyllenstierna. They married in 1511The ring is made from gold, with enamel and several different gemstones. Inside the ring, which can be divided, there is a miniature gold skeleton – a symbol of death. creepy, but interesting~

The ’Sture ring’ is said to be the betrothal ring of Sten Sture the younger, that led the Swedish army in the war with the Danes, and Kristina Gyllenstierna. They married in 1511The ring is made from gold, with enamel and several different gemstones. Inside the ring, which can be divided, there is a miniature gold skeleton – a symbol of death. creepy, but interesting~

double ring 1634 saying ~ Homo Non Separabit Quod Deus Coniunxit ~ Whom God has joined together, let no man separate ~

double ring 1634 saying ~ Homo Non Separabit Quod Deus Coniunxit ~ Whom God has joined together, let no man separate ~

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