Antonio Pineda Mexican 970 silver and raw emerald Ring

on Sep 26, 2019 in archived

Wide and quite substantial despite its pinky size, this Antonio Pineda ring is wrought in his favorite .970 alloy and adorned with overlaid bands and beading that create reserves, each one holding a bezel-set cabochon. The stones are dark green with fiery depths and even though initially I thought they might be opals, after doing some research I believe that they are raw emeralds. Antonio used both stones in his jewelry but there is one example, a bracelet, in the catalogue of the UCLA exhibition that features emeralds quite similar to the ones used here (p.114, ill. 127). Made of heavy gauge silver, this is a rather rare ring by him to come upon and for all of us who consider pinkies the epitome of elegance, it is a definite must-have…


Size/Weight: sz 4.75-5 US (difficult to measure exactly due to the width of the band itself yet I would go with the smaller size to be sure); 1/2″ wide; 12.3 grams

Hallmarks / Date: signed with Antonio’s crown as well as Eagle 138 and a deep yet indiscernible purity mark; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with intriguing cabs, full of fire when you look closely, with great patina and no damage noted other than the fact that the ring was most probably re-sized during its lifetime


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