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)
Medium or Technique
Gilt metal, silver, glass
Not On View
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.
Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection