Art Nouveau Dream! Circa 1900 14k Garnet Cabochon Ring
If you love the aesthetic of Art Nouveau design, you will most likely love this ring! It is solid 14k gold and was probably made between 1900 and 1910. To me this ring is like a little treasure you'd spot in an old photograph or even behind glass in a design museum. It's strong lines flow with an obvious organic influence and when viewed from different angles the design seems to imply various motifs: looking down from the top you see mostly a pattern of opposing leaves that surround the garnet while the side view resembles dragonfly wings or even maple tree seed pods. (You know, the helicopter ones!) The carved openings on the shoulders provide a nice balance to the density of the rest of the ring. The garnet stone is simple and stunning with a deep, luxurious dark red hue. The back of the stone is flat with the top polished into a smooth, elongated dome. From end to end the garnet measures 12mm while the widest point measures approximately 5mm. The peak of the dome rises 4.5mm above your finger. Measuring the outer dimension of the gold, north to south, is 15mm. This outer line tapers gradually to become the shoulder and finally the shank which measures 2mm all the way around. Currently the ring is a size 5 and can be sized up or down upon request. Basically this ring is gorgeous. One of the truest, most beautiful Art Nouveau designs I've had the pleasure of selling!