An 18th century diamond, ruby and emerald giardinetto ring The asymmetrically designed bouquet of flowers arranged in a facetted diamond vase, with cushion and pear-shaped diamond flowerhead petals, the delicate composition highlighted by similarly set ruby and emerald detail, to pierced shoulders and a reeded hoop, the diamonds mounted in silver and the coloured stones in gold, to closed-back settings.
Platinum, Gold, Diamond, Cabochon Colored Stone and Ruby Bouquet Brooch The bouquet embellished by 28 round cabochon rubies, sapphires and emeralds, accented by 6 collet-set old-mine cut diamonds, atop a stylized vase of diamond-set bands, set throughout with small old-mine, cushion and rose-cut diamonds, the base edged by square-cut rubies, circa 1935, approximately 12.7 dwts.
British Giardinetto Ring, ca 1720-1740. A Giardinetto ring literally means a small garden ring. A type of finger ring of which the bezel is made in an openwork floral design and set with small gemstones of various colors..Such rings were made in Italy in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Also made in England, such as this ring.This ring has a closed (foil) back.The rings from later periods had open backs.