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'Giardinetto' (Flower) Ring

Western European
18th century

Object Place: Europe, Italy


Height x width (bezel): 11/16 x 11/16 in. (1.7 x 1.8 cm) Height x width (shank): 5/8 x 3/4 in. (1.6 x 1.9 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, diamond, ruby, emerald

Not On View


Europe, Jewelry



Giardinetti ring with gem-set blossoms. The gems are rose-cut diamonds, rubies and an emerald. The openwork, silver bezel is closed under the gems and the mount for the largest diamond is riveted to the underside. The shoulders have applied gold leaves and the gold shank is ribbed.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection