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Ring

Western European
mid to late 18th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 1/4 x 13/16 in. (0.6 x 2 cm) Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 13/16 in. (1.8 x 2 cm)

Accession Number

17.409

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt, diamond and possibly spinel

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Gem-set ring with a central spinel flanked by small, rose-cut diamonds. The stones are bezel-set and are closed on the underside. The metal underside of the center stone has an engraved decoration. The shoulders have a stylized, floral design and the shank has an engraved pattern.

Provenance

By 1910, Denman Waldo Ross; 1917, gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection