Ancient rings in NYC

Last night we were pleased as punch to attend the opening of Cycles of Life: Rings from the Benjamin Zucker Collection at the NYC gallery of Les Enluminures. Dozens of museum-quality, rare and extraordinary rings spanning from Ancient Rome through the Eighteenth century were on display (and available for sale). 

A few of our favorites are shown below:

 Roman octahedral diamond ring; Roman Empire, 3rd-4th century AD.

Roman octahedral diamond ring; Roman Empire, 3rd-4th century AD.

 Renaissance gimmel ring with Memento Mori; Germany, dated 1631.

Renaissance gimmel ring with Memento Mori; Germany, dated 1631.

 Greek snake ring with a garnet heart; Hellenistic Greece, 2nd-1st century BC.

Greek snake ring with a garnet heart; Hellenistic Greece, 2nd-1st century BC.

The exhibition is on through December 6, 2014, with details here. You can also view the collection on the Les Enluminures website