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Gold ring with open-work shoulders set with two natural shaped pearls flanked by a green rose cut and a cabochon cut stone. Green stones set in faux prong setting of dark gold. Pearls and gold band are brighter gold, bezel-set in a later style. See Curator's Notepad for details.
pearl (animal material)
On Box: "Edward E. Oakes, 380 Albion St., Wakefield, Mass. Designer and maker of hand wrought jewelry."
1/4 (W), 11/16 (diameter) (inches)
Bequest of Elsie Allen
"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.
For more information on the use of colored gems see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 48-51; 202-208.
1830-1840 (Dates per donor history)
Title Ring Accession Number 1995.426
Title Ring Accession Number 1995.427