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Ring

Southern European
late 18th–early 19th century


Dimensions

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)

Accession Number

18.554

Medium or Technique

Gold, emerald, ruby and pearl

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Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson