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Ring

Western European
18th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

18.46

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, diamond, ruby

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Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

‘Giardinetti’ ring. The ring features a centered blossom composed of table-cut rubies. The center stone is raised and its gold bezel is riveted to the silver underside of the blossom. Below the rosette are two gold leaves set with table-cut rubies. Smaller leaves are set with rose-cut diamonds set in silver. The bifurcated gold shoulders have applied silver decoration. The gold shank is ribbed with notched borders.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst