Possibly the most massive Antonio ring I have ever seen and a very strong modernist statement at that, this is a piece that would fit quite comfortably in the best collection of Pineda jewelry. Angularity that is softened by the stone’s curves and the curled wire holding it in place combine with the setting’s breath-taking size to create a visually powerful ring.
Wearable art indeed…
Size/Weight: sz 6 (yet resizable); face is 1″ by 3/4″; ring rises 11/16″ off finger when worn; 19.8 grams
Hallmarks / Date: Antonio’s crown mark as well as “970” and Eagle 17 assay mark; 1950s-60s
Condition: excellent vintage with no flaws noted and … massively attractive