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Cluster Ring

Western European
19th century

Object Place: Europe, Italy


Height x width: 11/16 x 13/16 in. (1.8 x 2 cm) Diameter and weight: 9/16 in. (1.4 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilt metal, silver, glass

Not On View


Europe, Jewelry



Cluster ring with clear glass “gems”. The “gems” are all the same size and are arranged in a central rosette of seven “gems” surrounded by row of twelve “gems”. The glass is cut in imitation of rose-cut diamonds. All “gems” are set in silver and are close together, similar to a modern pavé-set. The closed underside of the bezel is gilt metal, convex, and plain. The gilt-metal shoulders are forked with applied silver decoration and the shank is ribbed.

Credit Line

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