Vintage Scenic Matrix Turquoise Signet Ring
in 18k Gold
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A striking mid-twentieth-century ring, crafted in 18k rosy yellow gold, that features a beautifully-figured, bezel-set, long-oval turquoise cabochon. This vibrant, blue-green gem is bifurcated by fissure-like band of brown matrix. A sky-blue "highlight" appears at the edges of this matrix ridge— below it a pear-shaped spot of matrix hangs like a tear. This vintage ring is modeled as an exaggerated signet, with smooth, steeply-sloped shoulders, a tapering profile, and a crisp, flat, high-polished bezel face. We love this shapely, minimalist setting, which acts like a frame for the special, scenic turquoise cabochon! For us the gem suggests division, transformation, and the idea that we are stronger (and more beautiful) at the broken places.
The matrix figuring here is not a crack, though it implies one. Photos are highly-magnified. This ring is marked 750 for purity.
This ring can be resized (down to US 4, and up to US 8). Resizing for this ring is complimentary (just leave your desired size in the notes at checkout).
Ring face measures approx 20 mm; ring shank measures approx 14.8 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 4 mm at the base; turquoise gem measures approx 16.7 x 7.75 mm; rise (off hand) is approx 6.5 mm.