Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark
Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark
Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark
Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark
Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark
Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark
Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark
Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark
Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark
Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark
Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark
Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark
Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark
Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark
Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark
Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark
Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark
Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark
Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark
Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark

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Art Nouveau 14k 0.21 CT Ceylon Sapphire Paste Sinuous Ring with Mysterious Hallmark

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General Information:

  • US Size: A unisex 8.50 and sizable post-purchase if so desired
  • Total Carat Weight: 0.21 ctw
  • Precious Metal Weight: 2.48 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: 14k buttery yellow gold
  • Dimensions: This ring faces up 8.22 mm north to south (width) and has a rise of approximately 3.25 mm from the finger (depth) at the face. The band tapers from 5.64 mm at the shoulders to 2.45 mm at the base of the shank.
  • Weight: A very nice 3.86 grams
  • Markings: The interior of the ring is marked with a lone stamp in the shape of a simplified outline of a lion passant, with his tail raised and crooked and one paw lifted. While our research has surprisingly not turned up its specific meaning, it is possibly of Dutch Nouveau origins. As research is continued, findings will be promptly updated in this listing.
  • Era: This blue paste ring is believed to date to the earliest years of the 20th century, specifically from between 1900-1909, and exhibits the identifiable aesthetics of Art Nouveau, Jugendstil and liberal Edwardian design. 

    Specifications:

    • Center Stone Type: Paste (Ceylon sapphire simulant)
    • Center Stone Count: One (1)
    • Center Stone Carat Weight:  0.21 ct by formula per the specific gravity of paste glass and using the dimensions below
    • Center Stone Dimensions: About 3.95 x 4.02 mm, as measured within mount so as to preserve the integrity of the piece
    • Center Stone Shape: Round Faceted Cut
    • Center Stone Color: Vivid royal blue (possibly foiled to improve reflectivity)
    • Center Stone Clarity: Translucent

    The Story:

    Very much in the artistic manner of the famed Alphonse Mucha and his progressive and expressive contemporaries, this ring is as Art Nouveau as they come, and indeed is exceedingly collectible because of its striking design. It boasts a keen emphasis on composition and curves, maintaining a balance of romance and alluring asymmetry.

    The ring appears to have been cast-made, and it retains a superb crispness in every undulation so that its sweeping linearity is just as defined today as the day it was first made. The linework is organically articulated much like sinuous incense as it billows and dissipates, or the rippling effect of a pebble skipped across a pond. In this way, it evokes a naturalism in stylized form, allusionarily embodying the primary elements of matter, including air, water, fire and earth. Nouveau design focused on nature's awe-inspiring majesty, and this ring does just that in its thoughtful simplicity.

    The piece boasts a time-earned patina that is considered extremely desirable by collectors, and so, has been left exactly as-is though may be buffed by the next caretaker if so desired. The central blue stone is exactly what we would expect of historic jewels of this kind, and is remarkably refractive and bright, likely foiled as it is closed-back. Its individuality and arresting color celebrate the beauty of high-dollar Ceylon sapphires, which of course, command much higher prices. This ring is an heirloom piece with over 120 years of history exuding from every curve, every line and every facet.

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