Flowers were a fashionable theme in jewellery during the second half of the 18th century. Intricate and colourful ‘giardinetti’ rings (from the Italian, meaning ‘little garden’) were popular. They had tiny blossoms set with an assortment of precious stones, asymmetrically arranged in a basket, vase or pot.


  • Title: Ring
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1730/1760
  • Location: England
  • Physical Dimensions: Diameter: 2.2 cm
  • Medium: Chased gold and silver set with rubies and diamonds

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