1960s Sea Fantasy Clamshell Cocktail Ring
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A wild, mid-20th-century cocktail ring, modeled in 14k yellow gold, as a bountiful, oceanic arrangement that includes a half-open oyster shell, spiky corals, and five luminous, white pearls. This ring is big and sculptural, with surprising textures and movement— it looks different from every angle, and every angle is strange, creaturely, and beautiful! We love the variety of forms and angles, here— the unusual, winding shoulders and ring shank, the contrast of the smooth pearls and the spiky coral forms, the "chiseled" texture of the clamshell, and the way it partially conceals four of the ring’s cultured pearls. Sea witch or mermaid? This ring is soulful and outstanding, in hand. Its concept and execution are both wonderful! Marked 14k for purity, and with the maker's mark.
c. 1960 - 1970
US 6 3/4
This ring can be resized. To add resizing to your order (sizes 5 - 8), please visit our services page.
Ring head measures approx 23.1 x 21.4 mm (about 9/10"); large pearl (1) measures approx 7.8 mm; smaller pearls (4) measure approx 4.5 mm; shank measures approx 8 mm at one split shoulder, and approx 10.3 mm at the other; shank tapers to approx 4.5 mm at the base; rise is approx 19.8 mm.