ERIK GRANIT & CO. Vintage Modernist Huge Sterling Circle Ring
Finnish born Erik Granit was a modernist jeweler during during the 1960s. At age 26, he founded Erik Granit & Co. Design Jewelry in 1956 in Helsinki, where he remained throughout his career. Known for a true Modernist aesthetic, he worked primarily in silver and produced a variety of both minimalist and abstract designs, often incorporating local Finnish stones such as quartz and amethyst. His Modernist jewelry designs continue to be popular with vintage jewelry collectors today!
This unusual ring by Erik Granit & Co. is a wonderful example of the Modernist movement! An innovative and creative design, the sterling silver ring is a vintage piece likely from the 1960s-1970s. The ring's minimalist design is simple, but quite substantial in size and appearance. A large sterling circle is suspended at the center of a round open frame, creating a 3-dimensional appearance. Below the huge circular centerpiece is a simple and smooth band. Stamped inside the shank are several markings, including: "925H", "S7", "925 STERLING FINLAND" and several small symbols. The other side of the shank is signed with the "E. GRANIT & CO. DESIGN JEWELRY" signature hallmark. It's a very fun and funky ring with a bold, impressive look, and a must-have for any modernist jewelry collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size 6.5, but could be re-sized up or down. The circle centerpiece has a 1 3/8" diameter and is 3/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling silver setting. There is a natural patina on the surface of the silver that gives it a slightly darkened appearance, which is normal for a vintage piece, but could be polished for a brighter look if desired.