Valentine Special

For Valentine's Day we want to introduce you to a very special plant: The ring’s oval plate shows a magnificent natural drawing in the shape of a small tree in a bucket . The stone-cutter knew how to shape this picture from the naturally coloured  Dendrite Jasper. The ring comes from the legacy of the State Chancellery Council Frederick Hoppe († 1821 Vienna), which was handed over to the Imperial & Royal Natural Curiosities Cabinet after his death. Many other items from his famous ring and stone collection are on display in the gem collection in Hall IV.