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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Ring

ca. 1780 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold and silver set with ruby and diamond
Brief Description
Gold ring with ruby and diamond double heart bezel. Western Europe, about 1780.
Physical Description
Gold ring with foliate shoulders supporting a heart-shaped bezel mounted with rubies set in gold and diamonds set in silver.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 2.1cm
  • Height: 1.5cm
Credit line
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein
Subject depicted
Summary
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.
Other Numbers
  • LOAN:AMERICANFRIENDS.243-2003 - Previous loan number
  • 199 - Goldstein Collection number
Collection
Accession Number
M.171-2007

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record createdMarch 5, 2008
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