terminating at strengthened shoulders supporting the oblong "pie-dish" bezel set with a cabochon sapphire. At the base of the hoop there is a fede, or pair of hands clasped in love and friendship. English, 13th century.
Gold and silver ring, the hoop widening at the shoulders to support the elongated oval bezel centred on a seed pearl bouquet of mixed flowers and ears of barley tied with a ribbon, applied to a royal blue enamel ground, bordered with pearl, outlined in gold leaves and flowers, with in an old-cut diamond border Circa 1770
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