Bishop's ring

Possibly English
18th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

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

01.5943

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, sapphire, and diamond

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

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