Art Deco Carved Carnelian and Enamel Ring
ABOUT THIS RING
Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? No. Just as one can never learn how to paint. ― Pablo Picasso. Although the jeweler who designed this jewel may not have been aware of Picasso's musings, the colors in this ring do indeed sing. A 5.40 carat carnelian imbued with a deep brownish-orange hue and carved with a stylized floral and foliate motif, is brightened all around--in beautiful harmony--by an octagonal frame decorated with vibrant marmalade orange and electric mint green enamel. This concerto of color is supported by an exquisitely fashioned filigree gallery and shoulders that lead to the currently size 5 3/4 ring shank. Die-struck in 14K two-tone gold. Condition note: Enamel shows some wear commensurate with the age of the ring (circa 1930s).