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Betrothal ring

Betrothal ring with bezel set cabochon carved carnelian with clasped hands. Under the bezel, the gold is decorated with black enamel. Each shoulder is bezel set with small cabochon turquoise, beneath which is carved decoration with remnants of black enamel.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Alice L. Boardman. The William D. Boardman Collection

Italian, 16th–17th century

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Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian, turquoise, enamel




Jewelry / Adornment, Rings