In terms of craftsmanship and artistic conception, the ring is unique. Its origin is in the circle of Byzantine goldsmiths, and it was made in one of the prestigious capital workshops. It was made by a master craftsman who combined well-known elements to create a ring of exceptional artistic value. According to the characteristics of the component parts, it belongs to the group of rings that were made during the X-XI centuries.
More about the ring of King Stephen the First Crowned:
V. Bikić, Ring of King Stefan the First-Crowned, in: Catalog of the exhibition Spiritual and cultural heritage of Studenica monastery: antiquity, stability, modernity (ed. M. Marković), Gallery of Fine and Musical Arts SANU (December 13, 2019-March 31, 2020), Belgrade: Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts – Studenica Monastery 2019, cat. no. 30, p. 76-77.
A pdf of the catalog is available for download as a pdf or for purchase: HERE.