One Good Eye Silver

Enrique Ledesma Mexican silver color-change sapphire modernist Ring

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1980: Item # 1434062

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It is not often that one finds an Enrique Ledesma ring and this modernist beauty is made even more desirable by the big color-change sapphire that adorns it. The gem has a table-cut type of shape and mimicking the behavior of alexandrites, it changes color under different light conditions traveling from deep amethyst to steely purple. I love the highly stylized setting - to my eyes it reads like silver fingers holding on to the stone as it rests on a willing palm. Currently a sz 7 US (a jeweler should be able to re-size it without damaging the hallmarks) the ring has a face measuring 15/16” N-S and 5/8” E-W and a rise of approx. 1/2”. It weighs 8.2 grams and is fully signed with maker’s name as shown as well as “TAXCO”, “925” and Eagle 3 assay mark. It dates in the 1950s-60s and is in excellent vintage condition, rare and beautiful, with lovely patina and a gorgeous stone, with no damage and no repairs noted.