Escrick ring baffles archaeologists

A beautiful sapphire ring discovered in 2009 by a metal detectorist in North York, England, has stumped experts who have been unable to date the ring. (photo)

The style and material of the ring place it as having been made somewhere between the seventh to 11th centuries, and a group of archaeologists have met to study it. Natalie McCaul, curator of archaeology, said: "This beautiful ring has really got us puzzled."