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Ring

Western European
17th century


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 3/8 x 3/8 in. (1 x 1 cm) Height x width (shank): 11/16 in. (1.7 cm)

Accession Number

01.6121

Medium or Technique

Gold, emerald, ruby or garnet, enamel

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Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Ring with a gem-set cruciform bezel. The center stone is a bezel-set, faceted emerald. The other four stones are table-cut rubies or garnets. The underside of the bezel is closed and has a carved radiating design with traces of black enamel in the recesses. The shoulders have carved decoration with black enamel. The shank is plain.

Credit Line

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