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Carmen Beckmann Mexican silver and black opal Ring

on Aug 8, 2020 in archived

As rare-as-can-be not just for its signature but also for the black opal baguettes it showcases, this vintage Mexican silver architectural ring was created by Carmen Beckmann. Beckmann is reported in the literature to have worked primarily in the 1950s and 1960s in San Miguel de Allende and her jewelry can vary from inspired to simply good. When she was at her most creative though, she made pieces that are to die for! This ring is, in my opinion, one of those moments of hers. It’s as if its stark sterling geometry, strong and imposing, was put there to protect the tiny little fires burning in the depths of the black opal tiles forming the ring’s square face. If you are looking for the rare, the unusual and the unique, look no further…

 

Size / Weight: sz 8.75 US; face is 7/8″ square; 1/4″ rise; 13.1 grams

Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with Beckmann’s name as well as “STERLING” and “MEXICO”; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with fantastic color in the opal tiles, all there and secure in their place, with great presence, no damage and no repairs noted

Inv.#15018

SOLD – Thank you!

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