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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

18.45

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, diamond, emerald, ruby

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Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

‘Giardinetti’ ring. The ring features a basket set with two table-cut rubies with closed bezel. The openwork floral spray has a symmetrical rosette composed of table-cut emeralds and a ruby. Other blossoms are set with rubies, emeralds and rose-cut diamonds. The bezel metal is silver and all undersides of stones are closed. The shoulders are openwork and there is applied silver decoration. The gold shank is ribbed and broken below one shoulder. The ring has been 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