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

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": 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.