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Betrothal ring

Betrothal ring with gem-set bezel. The central bezel-set red stone (possibly ruby or spinel) is surrounded by rose-cut diamonds. The red stone has surface damage. Each shoulder has four bezel-set rose-cuts. The gallery is raised and pierced and the back of the red stone is open. The shank...

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Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates

Western European, 18th century

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Medium or Technique

Silver, diamond and possible ruby or spinel




Jewelry / Adornment, Rings