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1949.51 (RS196484)

Description

This cast ring shows foliate silver-colored shoulders set with old mine cut stones. The center of the ring is set with an old mine cut oval pink stone in a gold bezel surrounded by twelve round stones set in silver.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Location of origin
Italy
Material
diamond (mineral)
gold (metal)
silver (metal)
topaz (mineral)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
gold (metal)
Possibly diamond (mineral)
Possibly topaz (mineral)
Ring
rings (jewelry)
silver (metal)
Dimensions
11/16 (W), 13/16 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.51
Credit Line
Gift of Lucy Merriam Brigham
GUSN
101408
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 Sage, Adrienne, "Wealth, Style and Sentiment," Historic New England, Winter/Spring (2005): 7. For more information on the use of colored gems see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 48-51; 202-208.
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Title Hair ring in gold mount representing a belt and buckle Accession number 1939.238 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Lucy M. Brigham:
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Title Gold brooch Accession number 1940.5
Title Gold ring Accession number 1940.6
Title Brooch Accession number 1940.8
Title Onyx Pin Accession number 1940.9
Title d - Cuff-links and 2 collar buttons Accession number 1940.10 a
Title Brass button Accession number 1940.12
Title Man's gilt stickpin Accession number 1940.43
Title Gold pendant Accession number 1940.685
Title Watch key Accession number 1942.671
Title Pair of sterling garter buckles Accession number 1944.335 ab
Title Pair of silver shoe buckles Accession number 1945.252 ab
Title Hatpin Accession number 1948.95
Title Ring Accession number 1950.7
Title Ring Accession number 1950.8
Title Ring Accession number 1950.9
Title Bracelet Accession number 1950.10
Title Watch chain Accession number 1950.11
Title Charm Accession number 1950.12
Title Cuff Buttons Accession number 1950.13

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