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Engagement ring

2006.44.25 (RS8954)

Description

Gold ring with slit shoulders set with an old mine cut diamond in a six prong crown setting.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1870
Inscriptions
"S.H.P. Dec 30 1870" (Engraved)
Location of origin
American [use]
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
diamond (mineral)
gold (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
diamond (mineral)
gold (metal)
marriage
Ring
rings (jewelry)
Dimensions
3/8 (W), 13/16 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.25
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
101603
Exhibition Notes
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Reference Notes
Pictured in Brierley, Sarah, "With this Ring I Thee Wed," Historic New England, Fall (2007): 16.

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