A pretty giardinetti [little garden] ring, circa 1780. This giardinetti is the form of an asymmetrical spray of flowers – pink topaz, ruby and rose-cut and table-cut diamonds in foiled gold and silver settings. The gold shank is ribbed and bifurcated. The ring is size L and 1/2 [US 5 and 7/8] and the gem-set head measures 1/2 an inch by 2/3 of an inch. Substantial, completely original and immaculate. For similar examples see the Koch Collection.
similar giardinetti rings in the Koch Collection – below