Melissa Braniff

Byzantine Cross Coin Ring in Rose Gold

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    This handcrafted statement ring features a large bronze coin from the Byzantine Empire 1081AD set in 18K rose gold with a light hammer finish. The coin size is 0.9 inches. Size 6.5. Complimentary sizing available for most ring sizes.

     “The coin depicts a Latin style cross with ornamentation. By this time in history, the cross was openly recognized as representation of the Christian faith.” - Melissa Braniff



    Melissa Braniff’s fascination with ancient coins began with decades of study in classical mythology and the ancient Greek and Roman cultures. While reading one account of Julius Caesar returning to Rome after defeating a territory, she learned that each “triumph" was followed by a parade where coins manufactured to commemorate the victory would be thrown about the streets. Her initial curiosity to locate those exact coins ultimately led her to the vast world of even more ancient coinage. As her ancient coin collection grew, she was moved by how the coins artistically combine her love of both mythology and ancient culture. She designed her collection to share the beauty and the stories of these ancient artifacts with others. Melissa’s handcrafted pieces are rich in their design and in the stories they tell. These are stories that are meant to be shared and that connect with each person in their own unique way. 


    We love that this ring exudes such strength while set in a beautifully soft rose gold with a lightly hammered finish and carries with it such rich history and story to be told.