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Western European
late 18th century

Object Place: Europe, Italy (?)


Height x width (bezel): 13/16 x 9/16 in. (2.1 x 1.5 cm) Height x width (shank): 7/16 x 1/2 in. (1.1 x 1.2 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, diamond and topaz

Not On View


Europe, Jewelry



Ring with an open, shield-shaped bezel set with a topaz and rose-cut diamonds. The center of the bezel is set with a teardrop-shaped topaz in a gold bezel with notched border. The closed underside of the stone is also gold. The topaz has a crown of three small topazes set in silver and gold. The shank has been replaced and there is evidence of lead solder.

Credit Line

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