'Giardinetto' (Flower) Ring
Object Place: Europe, Italy
Height x width (bezel): 11/16 x 11/16 in. (1.7 x 1.8 cm) Height x width (shank): 5/8 x 3/4 in. (1.6 x 1.9 cm)
Medium or Technique
Gold, silver, diamond, ruby, emerald
Not On View
Giardinetti ring with gem-set blossoms. The gems are rose-cut diamonds, rubies and an emerald. The openwork, silver bezel is closed under the gems and the mount for the largest diamond is riveted to the underside. The shoulders have applied gold leaves and the gold shank is ribbed.
Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection