Object Place: Europe, Italy (?)
Height x width (bezel): 9/16 x 1/2 in. (1.5 x 1.3 cm) Height x width (shank): 9/16 x 11/16 in. (1.5 x 1.7 cm)
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‘Giardinetti’ ring. There is an openwork basket with vertical striations. The floral spray is riveted to the basket. Two blossoms have gold-topped silver mounts. There are two additional flowers, one a pearl and a small rose-cut diamond (construction of this ring is different from other 18th century forms). Two leaves of silver are set with sapphires. The gold shoulders have applied silver decoration and the shank has carved stem-like motif. The underside of some blossoms have engraved decoration.
Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection