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Ring

Western European
18th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 1.1 x 1.3 cm (7/16 x 1/2 in.) Height x width (shank): 2 x 2 cm (13/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.6186

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, diamond, garnet, and enamel

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Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

Ring with a faceted, rectangular garnet flanked by three small, rose-cut diamonds. The profile of the garnet is pyramidal, and the rectangular basket bezel has traces of black and white on the sloping underside. There is scalloped decoration on the surface of the gold bezel, and the underside is flat and closed. The rose-cut diamonds, three on each shoulder, are mounted in silver. The shoulders have carved swirl decoration, and there are traces of black enamel in the recesses. The shank is plain.

Provenance

Geneva. William D. Boardman Collection; 1901, gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman