French Modernist Malachite Pie Chart Ring
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A clever, mid-20th-century, modernist ring, modeled in 18k yellow gold, whose face is set with a thick, circular malachite slab. This vivid green gem is beautifully figured with vertical stripes. It is held in a pair of angular prongs, and a high-polished, pie-slice-shaped gold sheet lays atop it, as if to signify one quarter of the whole. This ring is fashioned with a squarish, stirrup-like, "Euro" shank that widens toward the base— this style of shank is comfortable and it also keeps the ring from turning, in wear. We love this unusual ring for its geometric qualities, its highly conceptual design and the possibilities it opens up for creating meaning. Perhaps it belongs on the finger of a statistics major, or perhaps it's secretly about equality not being a pie! This ring was made in France. It is marked with the eagle's head to indicate 18k gold purity.
c. 1960 -1970
US 6. This ring can be resized, somewhat. To add resizing to your order (sizes 5 1/2 - 7 1/2), please visit our services page.
Ring face measures approx 15.2 mm; rise is approx 4.7 mm; shank measures approx 2.4 mm at the shoulder and widens to approx 4.35 mm at the base.