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Ring

Western European
18th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 11/16 x 13/16 in. (1.8 x 2 cm) Height x width (shank): 9/16 x 3/4 in. (1.5 x 1.9 cm)

Accession Number

18.44

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, diamond, emerald, ruby and citrine (?)

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Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

‘Giardinetti’ ring. The ring features a basket set with two table-cut rubies with closed undersides. The openwork floral spray has gemstone blossoms of varying shapes and stones. The center stone is a triangular emerald. All stones have closed, silver bezels. The stems are also silver and the points of contact are soldered. The applied shoulder decoration is silver. The decorative shank is carved and has been repaired or resized.

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