Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
Experts agree: diamond ring is Maria Tesselschade’s wedding ring
Experts have established this. Almost certainly the ring was her wedding ring.
Maria Tesselschade [Roemer’s] Visscher (1594-1649) was part of the Muiderkring group, to which famous writers like Huijgens, Bredero and Vondel belonged. She is often described as the muse of the group.
The ring and shoe were found along with engraved glass fragments which had been previously established as Maria Tesselschade’s property.
The finds were made in the Langestraat in Alkmaar, where she lived. The archaeological research there, where in the seventeenth century were the most expensive houses of the city, began in 2015 after a major fire during the New Year. …
From the shape of the cut [the experts] could conclude that the diamond ring was made in the 1620s. This corresponds to historical data: Maria Tesselschade married Allard Crombalch in 1623. …
Alkmaar Alderwoman Van de Ven today publicized the new discoveries. She calls the findings a historical sensation. “Apart from her preserved hand written correspondence so far no personal belongings of her had been found. The discoveries make a tangible picture of a very special woman.”
The archaeological finds will be on display from February 2017 at a temporary exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar.