Carmen Beckmann Mexican silver and opals dome Ring

on Apr 6, 2019 in archived

Opals seem to have been a special material for Carmen Beckmann since she created several drop-dead (and quite often big and bold) designs combining them with sterling silver. The domed ring I am presenting here I had never seen before. Studded with a multitude of opals en cabochon separated by tiny little beading the ring shoots out metallic flashes of greens, blues, ambers and purples as the hand moves and the light hits it at different angles. If you like variety and surprise, this is the ring for you – a true chameleon that changes its appearance a thousand times during the day…


Size/Weight: sz 5.75 US (easily resizable by your jeweler with no fear of losing the hallmarks); face is 1″ in diameter; 5/8″ rise; 21.1 grams

Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with Beckmann’s name as well as “STERLING MEXICO” (the “c” is missing in her name but the signature is legitimate; see Hougart, Little Book of Mexican Silver, e-book edition, p. 22); 1960s-70s

Condition: excellent vintage, bold and beautiful, with all its opals securely set in their bezels and in great shape, with fantastic presence, no repairs and no unsightly damage; there is a very small break in one of the bezels but the stone is very tightly set in its bezel and secure in its place


SOLD – Thank you!

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