Ring with central aquamarine

European
about 1850


Object Place: Europe

Dimensions

Height x width: 2.4 x 2 cm (15/16 x 13/16 in.) bezel Height: 2.5 cm (1 in.) ring shank with bezel

Accession Number

2009.4005

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, enamel, diamond, and aquamarine

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Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

This ring features a large radiant-cut aquamarine within a shaped bezel that is ornamented with four areas of enamelwork depicting flowers which are separated by groups of small rose-cut diamonds (20). The shank and undercarriage is engraved with floral decoration and the shoulders of the shank, like the bezel, are decorated with enamel with the floral motif. The aquamarine has a chip in one corner of the stone.

Provenance

Mid-19th century, with donor's great great grandmother; by descent to present owner; gift to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Monica S. Sadler in honor of Marianne Hartog van den Bergh