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  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1890s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast gold set with freshwater pearl, diamonds and demantoid garnets.

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hoop and bezel formed of gold scrolls which are decorated with small dots. A natural freshwater pearl is set in the centre of the bezel, the gold scrolls which surround it are set with three brilliant-cut diamonds and three eight-cut or star-cut demantoid garnets.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1890s (made)


Unknown (made)

Materials and Techniques

Cast gold set with freshwater pearl, diamonds and demantoid garnets.

Marks and inscriptions



Diameter: 1.9 cm, Height: 1.3 cm, Weight: 3.7 g

Object history note

There is a brooch (M.207-2007) in the Goldstein collection which is very similar to this ring.

Descriptive line

Gold ring set with natural freshwater pearl, diamonds and dementoid garnets. U.S.A., 1890s.


Gold; Pearl; Diamond; Garnet


Metalwork; Jewellery


Metalwork Collection

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