Arts & Crafts Era Sterling Mississippi River Pearl Navette Ring
A wonderful natural pearl ring from the Arts & Crafts Era (ca1910)! Crafted in sterling silver, this handmade ring has a decorative navette shaped design. Three natural Mississippi River pearls are bezel set at the center, surrounded by a swirled leaf and vine motif. All three of the pearls have a lustrous surface, and vary slightly in shape and size. The asymmetry of the design gives the ring a wonderful, organic quality that is a special characteristic of handcrafted jewelry. Completing the design is a simple and smooth band, which is stamped "STERLING" inside the shank. A wonderful example of the Arts & Crafts Era aesthetic, this artistic ring makes a beautiful statement piece!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 6.5, but could easily be resized up or down. The navette shaped pearl centerpiece measures approximately 1 1/4" tall, 1/2" wide, and rests flat against the finger.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. All three natural pearls are intact and secure within their setting. There is a natural darkened patina within the grooves of the piece, which is normal and adds depth to the design. A small section of the sterling leaf design was recently restored, expertly returning the piece to its original, seamless design.