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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

This ring is set with five point-cut stones, made of rock crystal. Finds from ancient Egypt show that jewellers have used glass paste to imitate precious stones since at least 1500 BC. The worn edges on this ring are a crude indication that they are not real diamonds.

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Details

  • Title: Ring (1)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1600/1650
  • Location: Europe
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 2.5 cm, Width: 1.9 cm, Depth: 1.4 cm
  • Medium: Enamelled gold, set with rock crystal

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