Turquoise Matrix Filigree Ring

$200.00
About Details
Pieces of turquoise marked with contrasting veins or patches, known as "matrix", show the remnants of the rock that hosted the turquoise as it formed over centuries. Bright, blue, unblemished turquoise jewelry was exceedingly popular throughout the 19th century, however, in the 1880s, the Arts and Crafts Movement emerged and jewelers from this school had their focus on quality and a proclivity for unconventional stones such as turquoise matrix. This 1920s piece, while firmly outside the aesthetic domain of Arts and Crafts, makes splendid use of of the irregular, variegated turquoise popularized by the aforementioned movement. The mottled stone is mounted in flawless, lacy white gold filigree.

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  • Materials: 14k white gold, green turquoise in matrix
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 6, can be sized for an additional fee of $90; face measures 3/4" in length; 2mm hoop
  • Location: To see this piece in person, visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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About Details
Pieces of turquoise marked with contrasting veins or patches, known as "matrix", show the remnants of the rock that hosted the turquoise as it formed over centuries. Bright, blue, unblemished turquoise jewelry was exceedingly popular throughout the 19th century, however, in the 1880s, the Arts and Crafts Movement emerged and jewelers from this school had their focus on quality and a proclivity for unconventional stones such as turquoise matrix. This 1920s piece, while firmly outside the aesthetic domain of Arts and Crafts, makes splendid use of of the irregular, variegated turquoise popularized by the aforementioned movement. The mottled stone is mounted in flawless, lacy white gold filigree.

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  • Materials: 14k white gold, green turquoise in matrix
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 6, can be sized for an additional fee of $90; face measures 3/4" in length; 2mm hoop
  • Location: To see this piece in person, visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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