Æthelwulf ring: Wiltshire, AD 828-58: Triangular bezel depicting stylized plant motif between two birds. The hoop decorated with a quatrefoil and interlaced knot design. Æthelswith ring: West Yorkshire: Circular bezel with a beaded frame and contains a cruciform filled with leaf motifs. Within a central circle is a charming four-legged animal with a halo and the letters A and D which stand for 'Agnus Dei' (Lamb of God). The ornament on both rings is inlaid with niello to make it stand out.
Gold ring, Late Roman, 4th century A.D., hoop perhaps later.
Gold and garnet finger ring, approx. 6th c. Merovingian or possibly Byzantine.
Gold ring, the hoop terminating at shoulders supporting the triple "pie-dish" bezel set with a sapphire between two garnets, all "encabochon". 13th /14th centuries.
Viking gold ring; oval face with central garnet cabochon surrounded by a pair of emerald cabochons, all highlighted with fine granulation, the gold granules surrounding the cabochons and perimeter of the face, as well as arranged in triangular motifs for additional interest. Perhaps intended as a swivel ring; however, swivel does not rotate 360 degrees. Viking women (and men) wore precious jewelry such as this example as a symbol of status. // found in Britain, ca. 9th to 12th centuries CE.
Gold filigree and beaded ring, the broad hoop supporting the square bezel set with an amethyst cameo bust of the Virgin Mary, veiled, hands raised in prayer, inscribed in Greek letters MR OY. (Mary Mother of God), facing front. The back is incised with a cross and the Greek letters IC XC (Jesus Christ) to each side of the upright. C. 1100.
Merovingian garnet and gold ring, 5th century Hungary