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Ring

Western European
18th century


Object Place: Europe, Germany (?)

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 3/8 x 1/2 in. (1 x 1.2 cm) Height x width (shank): 9/16 x 9/16 in. (1.5 x 1.5 cm)

Accession Number

01.6612

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, diamond, emerald, ruby, sapphire, citrine

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Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

‘Giardinetti’ ring. The floral spray consists of five distinct blossoms set with rubies, an emerald, a sapphire and a citrine. Two small, rose-cut diamonds, set in silver, form a leaf. The shoulders have a decorative foliate pattern and the shank has a defined edge. The undersides of the stones are closed.

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