late 18th century
Height x width (bezel): 7/16 x 1/2 in. (1.1 x 1.2 cm) Height x width (shank): 7/8 x 15/16 in. (2.2 x 2.4 cm)
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Ring with a box bezel set with a faceted clear crystal. The sides of the box have a decorative border. The underside of the bezel is closed. The center crystal is flanked by square, faceted, green glass “gems”. Each shoulder has stylized leaves and the shank has a diagonal, beaded design. The metalwork is cast.
The inside of the ring is inscribed: 17 I H 8 Z
Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman, The William D. Boardman Collection