16th century. Gilt bronze, size 9 ½. 2.7mm band with raised medial of roped form in high relief. The top comprised of three delicate flowers. Each made of separate pieces with central mound and delicate ribbed petals. The center with eight petals and the sides with six. In all, the ring is made of 24 separate pieces, brazed together and gilt overall. Brazing was a well established skill by this time. 16th century maces are made of 17 separate iron pieces brazed together without the benefit of torches! This ring is a tour de force of the jeweler’s skill in the England of Henry VIII and Elizabeth. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold overlay restored. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.