RENAISSANCE GEMSTONE RING. Western Europe, 16th century, gold, tourmaline, bezel 13 x 10 x 5 mm, Octagonal box bezel set with a fine step-cut tourmaline; double crescents on the sides, the joints in the shape of claws to hold the stone; rear of the bezel engraved with rays once filled with white enamel (traces remain). carved in high relief with volutes. Traces of enamel.The tourmaline was thought to heal physical and mental disorders and prevent death.
Gold gimmel ring, enamelled in various colours , the raised double box bezel containing a table cut diamond and red enamel simulating a ruby, opening to reveal two cavities beneath, filled respectively with a newborn baby and a skeleton, The inner sides of the twin interlocking hoops which are inscribed in Latin NON SEPARET HOMO /QUOD DEUS CONIUNXIT.( Man must not divide those whom God has joined together) terminate in winged shoulders and hands gripping red hearts...16th/early 17th century
AN ANTIQUE GOLD PARURE. Comprising a sculpted gold necklace of foliate motif; two bracelets, a brooch, a pair of ear pendants and a tiara en suite, circa 1830, with French assay marks, French importation marks and maker's marks