Vintage 14K Akoya Pearl and Hawaiian Black Coral Ring
Vintage, but hides its age well.
The client from whom we acquired this ring tells us it was purchased on Waikiki Beach in the early 1980s. The workmanship is excellent, choosing to use pin-cups for mounting instead of pins alone or prongs. To us it just sets up better. Although not marked, it is reminiscent of Pearl and Coral Rings made by Maui Divers in their earlier days.
The setting is 14K Yellow Gold. It hosts two Akoya Pearls and two rounds of Black Coral that, we are also told, came from waters around the Hawaiian Islands. Entirely probable.
The ring is a size 7. The Pearls and Coral each measure approximately 7mm in diameter. The ring has a weight of 4.45 grams. Such a beautiful ring for that "Little Black Dress" in every Lady's Wardrobe. And did we mention it's a great price?