Bishop's ring

Possibly English
18th century

Object Place: Europe, Italy


Height x width (bezel): 7/8 x 11/16 in. (2.2 x 1.8 cm) Height x width (shank): 13/16 x 7/8 in. (2 x 2.2 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, sapphire, and diamond

Not On View


Europe, Jewelry



Bishop’s ring with sapphire and rose-cut diamonds. The pale oval, faceted sapphire is surrounded by fourteen rose-cut diamonds set in silver. The gold bezel is deep and the high, openwork gallery and shoulders has an engraved, foliate design. The underside of the bezel is closed. The shank has carved decoration. The ring has been resized.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection