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Medieval Byzantine Carved Garnet Gold Signet Ring, Byzantine empire, circa 8th–10th century AD. Image courtesy Romanov Russia.

A hammered shank of the ring is attached to an oval bezel shaped as a stylized quatrefoil – an ancient symbol of good luck, health, and fortune. The ring is set with a carved garnet intaglio (seal) which incorporates a star and a crescent shaped element within a palm leaf border

A very finely crafted high carat gold medieval ring. Ring size 5.75 (16 mm). Price: $8,500

Romanov Russia.