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Western European
19th century

Object Place: Europe, Italy (?)


Height x width (bezel): 5/8 x 9/16 in. (1.6 x 1.4 cm) Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 11/16 in. (1.7 x 1.7 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilt metal, amethyst, pearl

Not On View


Europe, Jewelry



Ring with a carved amethyst face of a man. The stone is bezel-set in an imitation beaded wire surround. It is surrounded by pearls in bezels that are notched on the surface and open underneath. The shoulders are decorated with wires and the shank is composed of double wires. The underside of the amethyst is open and shows damage to the stone.

Credit Line

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