Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1780-1820

GUSN

GUSN-101460

Description

Gold ring with moveable interlocking hands holding a heart. Each piece (hands, heart) is mounted on a separate gold band. The three bands are soldered together at the center base of the hoops.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rings (jewelry)
gold (metal)
Ring

Label

The hands on this ring open and close over a golden heart. Colonial Americans called them heart-in-hand rings for that reason.

Additional Identification Number

906

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1/4 (W), 13/16 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John H. Edwards

Accession Number

1921.341

Reference Notes

Pictured in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): Plate 7.