late 18th century
Height x width (bezel): 1/4 x 1/4 in. (0.7 x 0.6 cm) Height x width (shank): 9/16 x 9/16 in. (1.4 x 1.5 cm)
Medium or Technique
Gold, silver, diamond and garnet
Not On View
Ring with a central, faceted garnet flanked by two, small rose-cut diamonds. The underside of the garnet is closed and the tiny rose-cuts on the shoulder are set in silver mounts that form the blossom of a flower. The gold stem and leaves that extend down the shoulders are carved. Shank has been repaired or resized, possibly for a child.
Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst