Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1833

GUSN

GUSN-101379

Description

Gold ring with open-work shoulders with acanthus leaf design, center set with amethysts and seed pearls in rosette design. In small white cardboard jewelry box (not original).

Details

Descriptive Terms

rings (jewelry)
finger rings
gold (metal)
pearl (animal material)
amethyst (mineral)
garnet (mineral)
Ring

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": Classical scholar and librarian Benjamin Hurd Rhoades declared his love for Harriet Philbrook Stillwell in 1833 with this ring, just after he graduated from Brown University. Four years later they married.

Inscription

"B.H.R. / to / H.P.S. / 1833" (Ink)

Additional Identification Number

825

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

3/8 (W), 11/16 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ella Newton Rhoades

Accession Number

1944.216

Reference Notes

For more information on the use of colored gems see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 48-51; 202-208.