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Ring

Possibly Spanish
18th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 9/16 x 7/8 in. (1.4 x 2.2 cm) Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 13/16 in. (1.7 x 2 cm)

Accession Number

18.43

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, emerald, ruby

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Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Betrothal ring with twin hearts surmounted by a crown and flanked by gemstones. The closed bezels are gold with engraved decoration. The hearts are table-cut emerald and ruby. The crown stones are emerald and ruby, as are the flanking stones. The shoulders are open with an applied silver fleur-de-lis. The gold shank is ribbed.

Provenance

By 1910, Miss Louise M. Nathurst; 1918, gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst