late 18th–early 19th century
Height x width (bezel): 3/8 x 3/8 in. (0.9 x 0.9 cm) Height x width (shank): 11/16 x 3/4 in. (1.8 x 1.9 cm)
Medium or Technique
Gold, emerald, ruby and pearl
Not On View
Gem-set ring with granulation. The raised bezel consists of a small, bezel-set emerald. The rest of the bezel is divided into four quadrants separated by gold decorated with small balls and wires. Four small pearls mounted with gold wires radiate from the center. On the shoulders are two bezel-set rubies with elaborate granulation. The gold balls extend around the shank.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson