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Ring

Western European
early 19th century


Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 11/16 x 9/16 in. (1.8 x 1.5 cm) Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 3/4 in. (1.8 x 1.9 cm)

Accession Number

01.6602

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, sapphire, emerald, diamond, ruby

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Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Ring with a bezel composed of two cabochon sapphires surmounted on a table-cut triangular emerald and a crown composed of a row of five rose-cut diamonds and five small rubies of varying shapes. Two rectangular rubies flank the central emerald and there is an additional ruby in the center beneath the sapphires. The bezel is openwork and the undersides of all stones are closed. The gold parts under the emerald and sapphires are convex and encased. The rubies are set in gold, all other stones in silver. The openwork shoulders have two smaller diamonds in a leaf motif. The carved shank is gold.

Provenance

The Gardner Brewer Collection. 1901, bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection