Art Deco smoky quartz ring in 935 silver by Karl Karst, Pforzheim, Germany. Stunning, distinctive, and an unusual find, this ring epitomizes the German Deco look that we love. The center smoky quartz stone, pale in color, is tall and beautifully faceted to capture light; it is framed by a complex arrangement of silver that includes thick, wavy verticals and a textured surface with applied shapes that form intersecting right angles. The shoulders and shank are also decorated.
Marked 935 (for a greater silver content than sterling) and Karst on the reverse. The ring measures 1" north to south and 3/4" east to west. A pinky ring, it is size 3-1/2. The condition is excellent with no chips or scratches.