GARDENS OF ARMIDA RING
Inspired by the sheer opulence and intricacy of grand gilded baroque mirrors, this piece takes it’s name from Torquato Tasso’s tale of Rinaldo and Armida. Magnificently ornate, this stunning ring is as intoxicating as Armida’s garden itself.
Meticulously handcrafted in 9ct rose gold this ring features a gorgeous 7.4 carat marquise cut Morganite. Measuring 25.5mm L x 10.3mm W x 4.8mm D, the soft pink central stone is framed by extraordinary details depicting a cornucopia of delicate floral garlands, fine flourishes of scrollwork, and fleurs-de-lis.
Weighing 17.86 grams, this lavish ring is a feast for the eyes. It has a soft rounded 3.3mm wide ring shank which sits comfortably on the hand. Sitting 5mm above the finger, the top plate of the ring measures 49mm total height and 22.6mm at its widest point.
The ring fits Australian & British size R (US 8 5/8). Ring size can be adjusted within reason.
All pieces are made with love in William Llewellyn Griffiths' Melbourne studio.
We offer an accredited valuation upon request for this enchanting piece.
PLEASE NOTE: This piece is a unique one-off ring. It is a size R. Get in contact with us if you would like a custom piece made just for you. Please allow 3-4 weeks production time, subject to stone availability. If you need something sooner, please let us know.
Torquato Tasso’s tale of Rinaldo and Armida was the subject of many beautiful Baroque and Rococo paintings. Finding crusader Rinaldo asleep by a river the sorceress Armida means to take his life, though once her eyes fall upon his face she falls deeply in love. Often depicted surrounded by amorini, Armida binds Rinaldo with her rose garlands before abducting him on her flying chariot across the ocean to the island of Fortuna. There in the oasis of her enchanted gardens, Rinaldo bewitched and memoryless, is held captive, intoxicated by Armida’s love. His two knights Carlo and Ubaldo mount a rescue, and upon raising a mirror of diamond to his eyes the illusion is at last broken. Upon his escape Rinaldo is met on the opposite shores by the Magus of Ascalon who uses Rinaldo’s shield to conjure visions of his future victories in war and return his focus to his crusade. Armida, abandoned and grief stricken sheds many tears within her gardens and in some iterations is said to have destroyed them.