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Ring

Western European
18th century


Object Place: Europe, Germany (?)

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 1/2 x 3/8 in. (1.3 x 1 cm) Height x width (shank): 5/8 x 11/16 in. (1.6 x 1.8 cm)

Accession Number

01.6611

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, diamond, emerald, ruby, sapphire

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Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

‘Giardinetti’ ring. The floral spray consists of a central bezel-set sapphire in a gold mounted beaded base. The spray is open and the other blossoms are composed of two rubies and an emerald. Four gold leaves are set with rose-cut diamonds. The undersides of the stones are closed. The shoulders have a leaf and vine motif. The shank is ribbed. The diamonds are set in silver.

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