BIG Antique Natural Freshwater Pearl Silver & 14K Gold Ring; Arts & Crafts ca. 1905

BIG Antique Natural Freshwater Pearl Silver & 14K Gold Ring; Arts & Crafts ca. 1905

BIG Antique Natural Freshwater Pearl Silver & 14K Gold Ring; Arts & Crafts ca. 1905

Type of pearl: Natural Freshwater

Carat Weight: 17 grams, total weight of ring

Shape: Baroque

Size of pearls: Ranging from about 7mm x 5mm to 10mm x 8mm

Length of ring: 1-5/8" long

Size of ring: size 7

Color: Silver-white

Location of Origin: Mississippi River system - to the best of our knowledge but not tested.

Metal Type: Silver and 14K gold

This large ring is a truly magnificent example from the Arts & Crafts movement in America, circa 1905.

This handcrafted, one-of-a-kind ring features three natural Mississippi freshwater pearls, set in an ornate floral and foliate mounting executed in silver and heavy multi-colored gold. The use of 14K gold in three colors--yellow, pink, and green--is accentuated beautifully by the textured silver ring shank. The bezel-set pearls are white, with subtle champagne orient visible on the largest pearl.

The ring displays excellent workmanship; each floral element has been crafted individually and applied to the ring in a harmonious composition. Condition is very fine; it has been cleaned but not repolished, with some of the silver's patina--lighter than it appears in the photos--remaining behind the gold floral design.

The split shank is original to the ring, made for comfort in wearing. The face of the ring is approximately 1-5/8" long! It was very likely worn on the index finger. Currently it is a size 7, but may be sized up or down by an experienced jeweler (the split shank means this is not a difficult sizing job, but extra care must be taken when working with pearls).

Included with the ring will be an appraisal performed by Lila Taylor, M.Sc., whose areas of expertise include Mississippi River pearls.

Don't miss this all-American work of art!

Price: $1,200 SOLD!

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Mar 13, 2022
Where to look
by: Debby

Hi Joan these show up on eBay. Type Arts & Crafts or Art Nouveau pearl ring in your search engine and sooner or later one will show up, sometimes at a great price. Look at item number 304391459641
TrademarkAntiques on Etsy has a beautiful ring similar to this one.

Jun 13, 2021
by: Joanne

I’m in search of a beautiful pearl ring in this same style. I have looked and looked but have no luck at all. Do you have any others similar? Do you come across them often? I’d like to put a reservation in for one or if you know of someone who makes jewelry such as this style please guide me in correct direction! I’d prefer an antique piece but new would work too. Thankyou!

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