Ring, Mourning

Date:
c. 1757
Description (physical):

Ring, Mourning

Location:
215 South Wilton Road,Virginia,Richmond,23226
Identifier:
2002.0002
Institution:
Wilton House Collection
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Ring

Creator:
Begay, Nelson, Navajo

Dress and Adornment, Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Band-style ring with trapezoidal stone inlays around band. Stones include turquoise, coral, possibly mother-of-pearl and unidentified black and brown stones. Lines of other stones interspersed between other stones.

Description (physical):

Ring. Silver | turquoise | coral | stone. DIAM: .875 Inches, H: .255 Inches.

Location:
720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, Wyoming, 82414
Identifier:
na.203.958
Institution:
Buffalo Bill Historical Center

Ring With Box

Date:
1847
Publisher/Studio:
Greece

This ring commemorates Charles Ridgely’s (1830-1872) first trip abroad in 1846-1848. He accompanied his parents and sister on a Grand Tour that included visits to “Pisa, Florence, Rome, Naples, Palermo, Messina, Syracuse, Malta, Athens, Smyrna, Constantinople, Syra, Corfu, Trieste, Venice, Vienna, Freuwaldau, Graffenberg, Prague, Dresden, Leipsig, Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover, Hamm, Cologne, Leige, Brussels, [and] Paris,” as he recorded in his travel journal. A tag accompanying the ring states "Presented to/ the late Charles/ Ridgely of H/ when a youth by a Greek or// Turkish friend/ of his Parents/ while traveling/ in Greece.  Device/ ‘There is Safety in Silence.’”

Description (physical):

Material: Gold, Carnelian, Leather, Silk. L: 1.8cm, W: 1.9cm, D: 1.9cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP17995
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site