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Cluster Ring

Western European
19th century

Object Place: Europe, Italy


Height x width (bezel): 13/16 x 1 in. (2 x 2.5 cm) Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 7/8 in. (1.7 x 2.2 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, glass

Not On View


Europe, Jewelry



Cluster ring with clear and red glass “gems”. The raised central “gem” has a vertical gold bezel with wire decoration. This element is surrounded by four rose-cut, red glass “gems”. Clear glass “gems” are above and below the center. The rosette is flanked by two clear, bezel-set glass “gems”. The perimeter of the bezel has applied wirework and gold balls. The ring is primarily made of gold sheet and is somewhat crude. The shoulder has applied sheet decoration and the shank is plain.

Credit Line

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