Inspired by the center splat of an 18th-century armchair from Baltimore, this fan-shaped ring features eight citrine stones encased in sterling silver. A yellow gold plate accent trails the side. Available in sizes 6-9. Design is 1/2"L x 3/4"W,
Sterling silver and yellow gold plate
Design is 1/2"L x 3/4"W
Available in sizes 6-9
Clean with silver polishing cloth.
Colonial Williamsburg's DeWitt Wallace Collections and Conservation Building contains a small sampling of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century jewelry. The pieces are valued more for their beauty, or their historical associations, than their monetary worth. Precious and semiprecious stones - diamonds, rubies, emeralds, topaz, and garnets - were as highly prized in the colonial period as they are today, as were gold and silver.