Kensington House Antiques and Sterling Silver Kensington House
Antiques

H Stern-Style 18K Gold Multi-Stone Sputnik Ring


browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Period: Pre 1960: Item # 1201936
Kensington House Antiques
View Seller Profile
Kensington
Maryland
(301)942-0955

Guest Book
 SOLD, PLEASE VISIT US AGAIN! 
SOLD, PLEASE VISIT US AGAIN!

A very nice 18K yellow gold ring in the Sputnik style. The sphere is collet-set with round amethysts, citrines, pink and green tourmalines, garnets and aquamarines around a central aquamarine set at the top of the dome. This design was originally created by H. Stern in the 1950s to highlight the range of colored gemstones available from the mines of the company’s native Brazil. It later came to be known as “Sputnik” for its resemblance to the spiky Soviet satellite launched in 1957. Each ring has a unique appearance stemming from the specific combination of gemstones used. This example has particularly nice warm tones—reds, pinks and dark oranges. The ring is unsigned, but is most likely by Stern. Tested and guaranteed 18K.

Origin: Brazil, ca. 1955. Condition: excellent; one garnet toward the edge has a small flake visible with 10x magnification. Finger Size: 8. Dimensions: 15/16” diameter. Weight: 6.1 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 4.64 carats.