Bearing the signature of the Los Ballesteros taller this modernist sterling silver Mexican ring holds a big, faceted simulated alexandrite in a raised crown. The gem is in fact color-change corundum and it is found in the best examples of Los Ballesteros jewelry. Highly sought after because it mimics the behavior of natural alexandrite by changing color under different light conditions, it can look anywhere between burgundy red and steely purple. In our case, the less-is-more setting (very evocative of Antonio Pineda designs) with its heft and wonderful patina contribute to the ring’s timeless appeal…
Size/Weight: sz 6 1/2 (it can be re-sized by your jeweler); face is 7/8″ by 3/4″; ring’s height just shy of 1/2″; 11.6 grams
Hallmarks / Date: taller’s logo albeit partially and faintly stamped (it is there though) as well as “HECHO EN MEXICO” and “STERLING 925”; 1940s
Condition: excellent vintage with a gorgeous, generous in size stone, great patina, perfect workmanship and no damage or repairs noted
SOLD – Thank you!