early 19th century
Height x width (bezel): 5/16 x 1/8 in. (0.8 x 0.3 cm) Height x width (shank): 5/8 x 5/8 in. (1.6 x 1.6 cm)
Medium or Technique
Gold and ruby
Not On View
Ring with a central, oval ruby and pierced gold decoration. Possibly a betrothal ring. The delicate goldwork is carved and engraved. The underside of the ruby is open. Shank has been repaired or resized.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson