Object Place: Europe, Italy
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)
Medium or Technique
Gold, silver, diamond, emerald, ruby and citrine (?)
Not On View
‘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.
By 1910, Miss Louise M. Nathurst; 1918, gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst to the MFA.
Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst