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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    Europe (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold and silver set with ruby and diamond

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein

  • Museum number:

    M.171-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 12, shelf A, box 4

In this declaration of love, the passion of the ruby is matched by the steadfastness of the diamond. As was usual at this date, the rubies are set in gold, while the diamonds are set in silver to enhance the whiteness of the stones.

Physical description

Gold ring with foliate shoulders supporting a heart-shaped bezel mounted with rubies set in gold and diamonds set in silver.

Place of Origin

Europe (made)

Date

ca. 1780 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold and silver set with ruby and diamond

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.1 cm, Height: 1.5 cm

Descriptive line

Gold ring with ruby and diamond double heart bezel. Western Europe, about 1780.

Materials

Gold; Silver; Ruby; Diamond

Subjects depicted

Love

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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