Object Place: Europe, Italy
Height x width (bezel): 7/16 x 1/2 in. (1.1 x 1.3 cm) Height x width (shank): 9/16 x 11/16 in. (1.5 x 1.8 cm)
Medium or Technique
Gold, silver, topaz, ruby (or garnet)
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Ring with a central faceted topaz surrounded by ten rubies (or garnets). The topaz has a notched, silver bezel raised above the surround and riveted to the gold, closed underside. The ruby (or garnet) surround is also set in silver with notched edges. The openwork shoulders are set with a ruby (or garnet) in a blossom-like mount. The gold shank has carved decoration and traces of enamel.
1915, gift by anonymous donor to the MFA.