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2004.14.4 (RS185358)

Description

Silver ring with a central oval pale blue quartz stone surrounded by seven round stones, each brilliant-cut and bezel-set in a rosette design. Surrounding the central stone and interspersed between each round stone are silver beads. The band is a pair of silver wires that split at each shoulder to surround a flattened disk set between them in an openwork pattern.

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Label
It was not until the twentieth century that women could pursue significant opportunities in the traditionally restricted fields of jewelry design and production. In Massachusetts Italian-born sisters Delfina Parenti and Zoe Parenti Borghi led the way, operating jewelry galleries in Boston, Osterville, and Gloucester where they designed and sold their wares. A 1941 Vogue article featured the "Misses Parenti," emphasizing their love of aquamarines, moonstones, and silver work in both antique and contemporary styles. The Parenti sisters maintained their Boston gallery until 1973.
Maker
Parenti (Jeweler)
Date
1940-1960
Inscriptions
Hallmark: "STERLING"
Maker's Mark: "PARENTI" (Hallmark and Stamped)
Location of origin
Massachusetts, Osterville and Boston
Material
quartz (mineral)
silver (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
quartz (mineral)
Ring
rings (jewelry)
silver (metal)
Dimensions
7/8 (W), 11/16 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2004.14.4
Credit Line
Gift of Barbara Wriston
GUSN
101441
Related Items
Title 2 - Pair of gold earrings Accession number 2004.14.1.1 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Barbara Wriston:
Title Souvenir spoon - Bigelow family Accession number 2004.14.2
Title Clear cut stone and silver pin, marked Parenti Accession number 2004.14.3
Title Stone and silver ring, marked Parenti Accession number 2004.14.4
Title Stone and silver bracelet, Parenti Accession number 2004.14.5
Title 2 - Pair of earrings, Parenti Accession number 2004.14.6.1
Title Gold, opal, diamond and pearl pin, Edward Everett Oakes Accession number 2004.14.7
Title Gold, opal and diamond ring, Edward Everett Oakes Accession number 2004.14.8
Title Gold, silver and amethyst ring, Edward Everett Oakes Accession number 2004.14.9
Title Silver, sapphire and diamond ring, Edward Everett Oakes Accession number 2004.14.10
Title Gold and silver ring, Edward Everett Oakes Accession number 2004.14.11

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