This figurative ring was made in the 1960's by silversmith Sigurd Thorenson. The ring features a deep purple amethyst, reverse, bezel set in a shank detailed hand-engraving depicting Olaf Tryggvason, the king of Norway from 960-1000 AD.
This is the information provided to me by the dealer I acquired it from:
"Sigurd Thorenson attempted to create a legend by making eight rings depicting legends from his cultural background. Two of these rings are in the possession of Scandinavian dignitaries, four are left in public ownership of which this is one, one is reputed to be in the V&A (not confirmed), and one belonged to his wife, and is now destroyed.
Thorenson lived in Britain for a while eventually joining the new age gypsies in the eighties. He had a rather spiteful falling out with his wife, after which she destroyed her ring in a ceremony involving a bonfire and a fox pelt."
Era: Mid Century (c.1960)
Size: Ring size 6 3/4 - 7. Ring face 26mm x 12 mm.
Materials: Amethyst 7mm x 14mm. Sterling Silver. 11.5 grans.
Marks: marked for silver & difficult to read makers mark.
Condition Notes: Antique, Vintage and Estate treasures often show signs of love, including patina, scuffs to gold and stones, old sizing or repair marks. I am committed to providing accurate listings and will disclose any defects - but please don't hesitate to contact me before purchasing, I am happy to answer your questions and provide more photos.