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Cluster Ring

Western European
18th century

Object Place: Europe, Italy


Height x width (bezel): 5/8 x 11/16 in. (1.6 x 1.8 cm) Height x width (shank): 5/8 x 13/16 in. (1.6 x 2 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilt metal, silver, glass

Not On View


Europe, Jewelry



Cluster ring with clear glass “gems”. The pyramidal, rose-cut “gem” in the center has an elaborate silver bezel with scalloped and beaded border along the bottom edge. The twelve surrounding “gems” are cut in imitation of rose-cut diamonds. The perimeter also has a scalloped and beaded border. The underside of the bezel is flat and there are recessed cloisons (champlevé) with traces of white and green enamel. The gilt metal shoulders also have depressions for enamel (now missing) and the shank is triangular.

Credit Line

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