Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-101408

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

Descriptive Terms

rings (jewelry)
gold (metal)
silver (metal)
topaz (mineral)
diamond (mineral)
Ring

Additional Identification Number

854

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Italy

Dimensions

11/16 (W), 13/16 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Lucy Merriam Brigham

Accession Number

1949.51

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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