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Ring

West-Central European
18th century


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 1/4 x 1/4 in. (0.7 x 0.7 cm) Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 13/16 in. (1.8 x 2 cm)

Accession Number

01.6133

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver and possibly diamond and garnet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Ring with a circular, raised bezel set with a garnet or spinel. The circular bezel sits on circular cushion with a scalloped edge. The shoulders have a raised bezel set with small rose-cut diamonds or glass. These are also on a scalloped cushion. The stone mounts are silver while the shank, which bifurcates at the shoulders, is gold. The central stone has a flat table and facets around the perimeter. The settings are closed on the underside.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection