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Probably Italian
19th century

Object Place: Europe, Italy


Height x width (bezel): 1/4 x 1/4 in. (0.7 x 0.7 cm) Height x width (shank): 13/16 x 13/16 in. (2 x 2.1 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, emerald, turquoise and enamel

Not On View


Europe, Jewelry



Ring with a gem-set box bezel. The high bezel is pyramidal in shape and set on a square base. The top of the bezel is set with a square, table-cut emerald. The four sides of the box are set with four faceted rubies. The underside of the bezel is open for light. The bezel is further embellished with red, white, green, blue, and black enamels. Each shoulder is set with a faceted, oval emerald and an oval, cabochon turquoise as well as red, white, and black enamel. The areas under these stones are open. The shank is plain. The sides of the shoulders are enameled.

Credit Line

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