This striking mid-century modernist ring may well be one of a kind. It's very much in the "studio silver" tradition. Although unmarked, it's clearly hand-made, being textured by casting and imprecise in form. The width of the shank, for instance, wanders slightly and the stalk-like structure that supports the green sphere flares outward a bit more on one side than the other.
The spinning orb, which also slides from side to side, is about a quarter-inch round and rises about half an inch above the ring's base. It appears to be made of highly polished jade or agate, since the surface isn't abraded as glass would be after this long. The metal tarnishes and polishes like silver, so we can assume considerable silver content, even ifless than sterling grade.
Obviously this is a ring that would look great on either a man or a woman; it's for anyone with a taste for the bold and truly unusual. Current size is about a US 7.5, easily altered up or down by any competent jeweler. Age could be as early as the 1940s or as late as the 1960s, condition is good and provenance is an East Coast estate.
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