Arts & Crafts Hammered Fronds Ring with Natural Saltwater Pearl in 14k Gold
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An Arts & Crafts period shield-shaped ring, modeled in 14k yellow gold, whose natural, baroque, saltwater pearl hovers amid a colony of swirling fronds. These naturalistic forms are hand-built, and their hand-applied hammered texture is especially striking. They also function as "prongs," holding the pearl in place. Larger, natural, old, saltwater pearls like this one are becoming a rarity— this one is silvery white; it has a lovely iridescent (rainbow) lustre, compelling shape and texture. This ring was carefully built around the shape of its pearl. The ring's weighty half-round round shank tapers somewhat toward the base.
US 4 1/4. This ring can be resized; to add resizing to your order (up to US 7 1/4), please visit our services section. If you require more extensive resizing, please contact us.
Ring face measures approx 27 x 12.5 mm; pearl measures approx 10.4 x 7.9 x 5.5 mm; shank measures approx 3.7 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 3.1 mm at the base.