William Spratling is often referred to the "Father of Contemporary Mexican Silver" which is a title that was well deserved. He was an innovative and talented designer of Mexican silver jewelry and other pieces of artwork made of copper and tin. He dedicated his time and skill to the artistic development and growth of the silver industry in Taxco. Spratling jewelry is extremely collectable and each piece is considered a wonderful work of art.
A gorgeous signed Spratling wood and gold ring from the 1960’s! This vintage piece is made of rose wood, which is set within a 18kt yellow gold frame. The band graduates in width and displays lovely deep brown wood. Set in the face of the ring are 11 gold beads that graduate in size. The inside shank of the ring is stamped .18K WS". Gold Spratling jewelry is much more unusual than his sterling pieces and this ring is simply exceptional. It's fantastic piece and makes a bold statement when worn. It would make a perfect addition to any collection!
Measurements: The band measures 5/16” wide at the smallest point, and 3/8” wide at the largest point. It has a finger size 5.5 but could possibly be sized slightly if desired.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold and wood setting or to the gold balls.