RETRO Pearl Sterling Marcasite Ring 1960s Vintage Jewelry
This admirable Sterling, Pearl, and Marcasite dome ring is a vintage ring that I bought in the 1970s. Wanting to keep it in perfect condition, the ring has been safely stashed away and never worn. The ring was not new when I bought it and the design appears to be from the 1950-1960 era.
The large lustrous bright white domed pearl cab is acrylic, surrounded by four sterling arches or ribbons inlaid with faceted Marcasites. The ring is set is a double sterling open work setting and the sturdy sterling ring band is squared. The squared ring band was something that was done on ring bands in the late 1950s and the 1960s so that a ring this size would fit well to the finger.
The ring is signed Sterling and there is also a hallmark I don't recognize. It appears to be three letters inside a recessed diamond frame. The ring is a fixed size 6.5. The pearl is large, about the size of a large cherry tomato, or about 7/8" or 2 cm wide. The face of the ring is 1 1/8" or 2.8 cm wide.
The entire ring is in spectacular well cared for condition. The pearl is flawless with no scratches, scuffs, or dings. The sterling is clean and bright and all of the Marcasites are original, present, and sparkling. If you look at the ring under a loupe, some very light signs of gentle handling can be detected on the ring band and on the pearl; very microscopic in nature.
Comes shipped in a new luxury presentation ring box.