Vintage Brutalist Period Silver Two-Tone Large Mabe Pearl Ring
A fabulous ring from the Brutalist period! The name comes not from the brutishness of design, but from the French phrase "béton brut" meaning "raw concrete." Brutalism, originally referring to the modernist architectural style emerging in the 1950s, features asymmetrical, modular forms. Heavily focusing on abstract, natural textures over machine-produced perfection, brutalist art is a truly unique experience.
This statement piece from the 1950s era is crafted in silver and features a large, creamy white mabe pearl with beautiful luster. The pearl is set atop an abstract bed of stacked geometric layers of silver accented by yellow gold plated squares. The two-tone appeal adds further dimension to the ring, contrasting against the silver's stippled texture. The inside of the shank is stamped "SILVER" along side an unknown maker's mark. This eye-catching ring would be a wonderful addition to any modernist collection.
Measurements: The ring has an adjustable band, comfortably fitting approximate finger sizes 7-8, and could be resized slightly if desired. The pearl measures approximately 3/4" by 3/4". The square-shaped silver centerpiece setting measures approximately 1 1/4" by 1 1/4". When worn, the ring sits 5/8" above the finger.
Condition: The ring is in overall excellent condition. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver setting or to the gold plated accents. The pearl is intact and securely set. The adjustable band is in excellent working condition.