late 18th century
Object Place: Europe, France
Height x width: 1 9/16 x 11/16 in. (4 x 1.8 cm) Height x width: 11/16 x 3/4 in. (1.8 x 1.9 cm)
Medium or Technique
Gold, silver, diamond, enamel
Not On View
Navette-shaped “firmament” ring. The slightly curved surface has dark blue enamel and raised quarter moon and star decoration. These elements are made of rose-cut diamonds set in silver. The edge of the ring has a border of rose-cut dimaonds in silver mounts. The closed underside of the bezel is concave. The shoulders have a tri-partite leaf design and the shank is grooved.
Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection