Bold Mid 20th Century Red Coral Ring with Shell Shoulders in 18k Gold
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A bold, mid-twentieth-century ring, modeled in 18k yellow and white gold. This weighty old darling features a large, cylindrical, coral cabochon— the coral is natural, and its vibrant, red color is sometimes referred to as "pigeon's blood," or "oxblood." This coral cylinder is held in a pair of cap-like, white-gold bezels. The ring's broad, sculpted, yellow gold shoulders feature a shell pattern— this shell motif terminates in a scalloped edge that frames the the coral gem. The ring shank tapers dramatically toward the base, for comfort in wear. This ring has a dramatic, formidable air. It is tough-and-glamorous, genuinely weighty, and we think it is well-suited to all genders. Marked, on the interior, with 750 for purity, with an Italian cartouche, and (on the outer shank) for the maker Basile.
c. 1950 - 1960
US 7 1/2
This ring can be resized (sizes US 6 to 9 1/2) ; to add resizing to your order, visit our services section.
Ring head measures approx 16.8 x 7.3 mm; shank measures approx 14 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 4 mm at the base; coral measures approx 15 x 7.3 x 4.1 mm.