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Ring

Ring

  • Place of origin:

    murcia (made)

  • Date:

    1865-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Museum number:

    726-1870

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Finger rings are one of the most popular kinds of jewellery. They have been used in almost all places throughout history, and, unlike most other pieces, were commonly worn as much by men as by women.

This ring was probably made in Spain around 1870, when it was bought in Murcia as an example of traditional jewellery. The heart suggests that it may have been a betrothal gift.

Physical description

Silver ring made from a strip of wire, grooved on the outside, with a sheet silver heart attached to the front.

Place of Origin

murcia (made)

Date

1865-1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Dimensions

Height: 23.4 mm, Width: 22.0 mm, Depth: 7.0 mm

Descriptive line

Silver ring with a heart-shaped bezel, Murcia (Spain), 1865-70.

Materials

Silver

Subjects depicted

Heart

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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