A.G. EKER Vintage Sterling Norwegian Modernist Ring
Anna Greta Eker (AGE) was an industrial designer that was originally born in Finland in 1928 and relocated to Norway in the 1950's. She married Erling Christoffersen, head of the silver department at Norway's Applied Arts Center of Fredrikstad, and began designing jewelry. Known for her modernist designs, she produced many wonderful sterling silver pieces during the 1960s and '70s.
This Mid Century (ca1960) Scandinavian ring is exemplary of Anna Greta Eker's talent! Made of sterling silver, the ring has a bold, Modernist design. A row of raised bars across the face of the ring creates a striking ridged appearance. A blackened patina rests within each groove, accentuating the striped motif perfectly. The band wraps around the finger, leaving a space at the back where the two ends meet. Stamped inside of the ring are several hallmarks, including "925S," "STERLING NORWAY," "AG Eker," and two small symbols. A wonderful example of Modernist Scandinavian jewelry, the ring makes a fabulous statement and is perfect for the modern day woman!
Measurements: The ring self-adjusts between a smallest size of 5.5 to a largest size of 7, but could be resized further if needed. The surface of the band measures 1/2" wide, and the ridged design measures 1/8" tall.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting.