ART NOUVEAU LADY WITH PEARL RING
France or Belgium, c. 1900
Height 22 mm., exterior width of hoop 21 mm., bezel 34 x 20 mm.
Weight 11.2 gr., US size 5.5, UK size L
This sculptural gold ring is cast and chased. The hoop is rounded and polished on the inside and, on the outside, strongly convex with a textured surface. Forming the bezel, a nude female figure stands on a cultured pearl, clasping drapery in her up- and outstretched hands so that it cascades down her back.