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Western European
18th century

Object Place: Europe, Italy


Height x width (bezel): 11/16 x 13/16 in. (1.8 x 2 cm) Height x width (shank): 9/16 x 3/4 in. (1.5 x 1.9 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, diamond, emerald, ruby

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Europe, Jewelry



‘Giardinetti’ ring. The ring features a basket set with two table-cut rubies with closed bezel. The openwork floral spray has a symmetrical rosette composed of table-cut emeralds and a ruby. Other blossoms are set with rubies, emeralds and rose-cut diamonds. The bezel metal is silver and all undersides of stones are closed. The shoulders are openwork and there is applied silver decoration. The gold shank is ribbed and broken below one shoulder. The ring has been resized.


By 1910, Miss Louise M. Nathurst; 1918, gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst