This is a gorgeous Edwardian style portrait of a woman, shown in all her sterling crowning glory! The mood is romantic in the style of Mucha’s iconic Art Nouveau graphic designs. This ring is hand wrought and the artist’s hand shows in every detail, particularly as her hair is sculpted to flow into the band.
From Victorian times up until the Great War (WWI), long flowing tresses were admired in art and reality alike. It was a right of passage for a young lady to refrain from wearing her hair down in public. At the age of 17, she would begin to wear her hair up, coiled and securely pinned in a manner that implied luxurious tresses… without giving too much away! The artists of the day showed no such propriety. They painted adult women with flowing tresses, particularly in advertising, to draw the eye and pique the public interest.
This sterling crowning glory ring is currently size 7. The design measures 23 mm from top to bottom and 33 mm parallel to the band. That translates to just under one inch tall and just over 1.25 inches wide. This piece was tested to confirm .925 sterling silver purity; As is too often the case with independent makers, it is unmarked and unsigned. It weighs 6 grams overall. Our jewelry is polished by hand; No corrosive solvents or dips are used.
**Our fine jewelry is always boxed for shipping.**
Please take your time with the photos and consider them part of the description. Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to check out the many Art Nouveau designs available in my shop! If you’re more comfortable making your purchase on a platform like Etsy, this romantic lass is listed in my shop there as well.