Vintage 1970s Chaos/Control Modernist Ring
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A wonderful, 1970s, modernist cocktail ring, modeled in 14k yellow gold, that plays with the ideas of chaos and control. Here, our “chaos” is a luminous, baroque pearl with an elongated, organic shape. This natural white form shines with iridescence, thanks to a thick layer of nacre— it lays atop a pair of highly-structured, overlapping, rectangular fields that are inlaid with vibrant blue slabs of lapis lazuli. Trios of graduating spires drop from these rectangular slabs, dotted with pairs of sparkling, star-like diamonds. This weighty, highly-controlled fabrication is the perfect foil for the ring's shimmering, organic pearl. The ring's flat, tapering shank is built with a straight, hand-pierced shoulder (mirroring the spires decor) and a comfortable, fully-round interior. We love everything about this wild, modernist piece! It plays with blocky color, contrasting textures, and there is a nod to the architecture of the period, here. This ring provides excellent finger coverage (knuckle to knuckle), and it is very flattering in wear. Marked 14k for purity.
This ring can be resized; to add resizing to your order (US 5 to US 9), visit our services section.
Ring face measures approx 26.2 x 16.5 mm; pearl measures approx 22.3 10.3 mm; ring shank measures approx 5.5 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 3.9 mm at the base; rise is approx 9.1 mm; diamonds (4) measure approx 1.5 mm; diamond CTW is approx .06 carats.