Vintage Custom Made 18K Mediterranean Coral Ring
From an O'ahu Estate comes this stunning, custom made, Mediterranean Coral Cabochon Ring set in 18K Gold.
This ring is quality, quality, quality. In today's jewelry market where so many pieces are mass-castings of patterns that roll-off an assembly line, this ring speaks to a time where craftsmanship mattered. We're told by our client that this ring is late 1950s to early 1960s.
The symmetrically mirrored leaves of the ring appear to be Acanthus Leaves of the characteristic Mediterranean plant with jagged leaves, Acanthus spinosus. It was first used by the Greeks in the 5th century BC as ornamentation. In Mediterranean countries, it's considered a symbol of enduring life and immortality.
Examine closely the detail. This setting is beautifully and finely rendered.
The Mediterranean Coral Cabochon is in beaituful proportion to the setting, and the deep reddish-tinged-orange color is even and well saturated. The cabochon measures approximately 13mm x 9mm. The ring has a total weight of approximately 4 grams, and is a size 7.5 (7 1/2).