Antique Russian Nouveau Ring Demantoid Garnet Spinel 14k Gold (6717)


Antique Art Nouveau ring. 14k gold, Demantoid garnets, spinkel. Made in Imperial Russia, circa 1908. Moscow.   <P><P>
Measurements: Weight is 3.4 grams. Spinel 0.27ct. US size 5.  <P><P>
Description : A simple slightly pink gold band crossing over the finger in a pair of contrasting scrolls, seperated by a double wedge of demantoid garnets. The scrolls are assymmetrical, but balanced, typical of the Art Nouveau period. The outer side of one scroll is set with the 3 largest demantoids and the inner side a knife-edge swirl of gold. The opposite scroll's inner swirl is set with smaller demantoids and the apex of the scroll is set with a bright pink-red spinel. The outer edge of this side is a knife-edge band. The scrolls are clever reverse images of one another, with opposite features. The single bright spinel balancing the contrasting greens of the demantoids.  <P><P>
The design is very clever and has a lyrical, musical quality in addition.  Typical of the Art Nouveau elongated, elegant sensibility.  <P><P>
Marks and Metal: Round and shovel shaped marks. The round mark features a woman's head facing right that was used 1908-1927. The Shovel shaped mark includes a woman's head facing righ, 56 for 14k gold and a triangle indicating the Moscow assay office. It was also used 1908-1927.    <P><P>
Condition: Good with minor dings and wear commensurate with age.  Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer.


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