Arts & Crafts 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 delicate beadwork motif. All three of the pearls have a lustrous surface, and vary in shape and size. The asymmetry of the design gives the ring a wonderful, organic quality that is a special characteristic of handcrafted jewelry and natural materials. Completing the design is a stacked band, with a split shank at either shoulder. Stamped on the underside of the setting is a "STERLING" mark. 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 6.75, but could easily be resized up or down. The navette-shaped pearl centerpiece measures approximately 1 3/8" tall, 1/2" wide, and rests 1/4" above the finger.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling silver setting or beadwork details. All three natural pearls are intact and secure within their bezel settings. There is a natural darkened patina within the grooves of the piece, which is normal and adds depth to the design.