Giardinetti rings, more prosaically called "flower pot rings" on our side of the pond, were made to look like little pots or baskets of flowers or little ribbon-gathered bouquets. They were seriously adorable in the 1700s, and they still are!
|Photo from Three Graces, www.georgianjewelry.com, ring from approx. 1750 of gold, silver, diamond, ruby, garnet, and spinel|
|Photo from Victoria and Albert Museum, rings from 1734- 1766 in gold, silver, ruby, diamond, and paste|
|Photo from www.albion.com, ring from 1770 of gold, silver, diamond, pearl, and enamel- the ring symbolized happiness (flowers) and prosperity (barley)|
BTW- they are really rare.