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Betrothal ring

Betrothal ring with two hearts surmounted by a crown. Emerald heart and ruby (or garnet) heart together under pierced crown set with 5 emeralds and 2 rubies. Openwork design with engraved, foliate shoulders and engraved shank.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Possibly Spanish, about 1760

Object Place

Italy (?)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, emerald, ruby or garnet




Jewelry / Adornment, Rings