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1922.464 (RS6861)

Description

Gold ring with open-work shoulders decorated with an acanthus leaf design, center set with cabochon cut emerald.\n This ring was one of several reportedly worn by the donor's aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Oliva Lane Stevens, as a gift from her future husband Grenville Stevens before their marriage in 1843.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
finger rings
RING
rings (jewelry)
Dimensions
1/4 in (W), 3/4 in (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1922.464
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Kingsmill Marrs
GUSN
101376
Exhibition Notes
"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995.
Reference Notes
Pictured in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): Color Plate 110. For more information on the use of colored gems see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 48-51; 202-208.
Related Items
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Title Belt buckle Accession number 1922.468
Title Brooch Accession number 1922.772
Title Brooch Accession number 1922.773

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