Considered one of the finest Mexican silver craftsmen from the twentieth century, Antonio Pineda began his art at a young age. He studied painting and sculpture as a youth and at age 14 he was apprenticed to Taller de Las Delicias of William Spratling to learn the silversmith craft. Antonio founded his own workshop in 1941 and his talent flourished.
This ring is a wonderful example of Antonio Pineda's talent. From the 1960's, the piece is made of 14kt yellow gold and adorns a very unusual and fabulous design. Because Pineda is best known for his work in sterling, a 14kt ring is very uncommon for him. The piece is comprised of two sections that wrap around the finger and end in 2 emerald cut rubies on the ends. In between the two sections is a single bezel set oval moonstone. It's a simply marvelous design that looks great when worn. On the inside of the ring is the signature Antonio Pineda hallmark used after 1953 and "14K". It is simply magnificent and a must have for the Pineda collector!
Measurements: The ring measures approximately 3/4" at its longest point. The moonstone measures 5/8" at its widest point, 3/8" tall and sits 1/4" atop the finger. The ring has a finger size 6.5 but could be resized if desired.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the metal or to the stones.