Art Deco 14kt Figural Buddha Jade Ring
The ancient Indian figure Siddhartha Gautama, now commonly referred to as simply "Buddha," was a sage who lived around 500 BC. His influential teachings are the philosophies on which Buddhism was founded. The word Buddha means "awakened one" or "enlightened one." The universally recognized symbol of Buddha has been depicted in countless works of art throughout the ages, and has also been a longstanding representation in jewelry. Traditionally shown in a state of deep meditation, Buddha represents a harmonious balance of both wisdom and inner peace.
A lovely jade Buddha ring from the Art Deco (ca1920) era! This bold piece is crafted in 14kt yellow gold and depicts a peaceful image of Buddha resting atop a beautiful jade plaque at the center of a band. Heavily carved details bring the image to life, including a calm facial expression, a round turban, and folds of fabric from his draped robe. A vibrant, rectangular shaped jade stone is bezel set below, exhibiting a wonderful seafoam green hue with light marbling throughout. The centerpiece rests on split-shank shoulders, creating lovely cutouts, which are adorned with Asian characters held in an oval-shaped border. Finishing the design is a smooth band that tapers slightly at the back, and stamped inside of the shank is a "SC" maker's mark. A beautiful and unique ring, it would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 7.75 but could easily be resized. The centerpiece measures approximately 7/8" tall, 1/2" wide, and rests approximately 1/4" above the finger when worn. The graduated band measures 3mm wide at the back.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting. The jade is intact and securely set.