Weighing in at 19.7 grams, this ring offers timeless Mid Century elegance in a ravishing 14K oxblood red coral and white enamel design.
At center stage is a gorgeous and natural deep red coral cabochon measuring 19x14.5mm by 8mm thick, est. 12.38 carats. Uniform in color, this coral would be classified as a medium oxblood variety.
The cabochon is set in an eight claw prong setting and rests regally upon a thick yellow gold mount. The face of the ring measures 22.7mm tall by 20mm wide. The entire face has been uniquely enameled in white with a Modernist geometric pattern that runs midway down the shank which graduates from 19.5mm down to 5.3mm.
The undergallery is open, exposing the backside of the coral cabochon. The shank measures a 6.5 US, which appears to be its original size. Due to its open design, it may fit up to a size 7. The ring is hallmarked "14K" and stamped with a makers mark of "MARTINE". The ring weighs 19.7 grams.
The coral is natural, not dyed or treated in any manner. The actual hue is a rich oxblood hue, but difficulty to ascertain if it is Mediterranean or Pacific in origin. The warmth of the coral's earthy undertones hints at it being Mediterranean in origin but this deep uniform hue is also similar to many Japanese Aka corals.
The color is uniform and without white spots or veins on either front or back. The surface is smooth without natural flaws, front or back, and is polished to a brilliant sheen. The bright white backdrop of the enamel
The ring mount's enamel design is very intriguing, a bright white geometric pattern, that is in amazing condition. With the naked eye, it appears perfect, a rare treat with vintage enamels of any color. Under magnification the enamel does exhibit minute wear in several spots but not noticeable with the naked eye due to the enamel's ornate free form design. The red and white color block is absolutely mesmerizing.
We estimate the age of this ring to be late 1980's. Its masterpiece design offers both the wonder of nature matched with Old World craftsmanship with a bit of modern flair. It will be delivered in a lovely presentation case, perfect for gift giving and storage, along with a copy of our easy coral care instructions.