Amethyst Ring from the Collection of Rev. Townshend
The Victoria & Albert Museum
This ring forms part of a collection of 154 gems bequeathed to the V&A by the Reverend Chauncy Hare Townshend, a cleric and poet. Like many of the stones in Townshend’s collection, this gem was originally in the collection of H.P. Hope—one time owner of the famed Hope Diamond.