This ring features a turquoise cabochon polished in a subtle trapezoid shape, the two sides leaning ever so slightly toward the tip of the fingers. The stone itself is lovely, with no matrix showing and an unusual rosy glow on the stone, likely from other mineral deposits in the area where the stone was taken from the earth. I suspect this unique coloration is why the stone was chosen for this elegant modernist frame.
Gifted modernist designer Kurt Eric Christoffersen created this piece in the years immediately following his emigration to the United States (~1950). This short period (roughly 5 years before joining the International Silver Company) allowed him to learn the preferences in the American jewelry market, and to explore how his own design language could meet those desires.
The pieces he created independently during this time are not well documented, and they were never mass produced. We have only his signature and aesthetic to go by, and to me, these are the most exciting pieces. This ring is currently size 7, and it can be resized easily enough by your local jeweler if needed. The band is marked .925 and it weighs 14 grams including that big, handsome turquoise stone. The design measures 20 mm from top to bottom and 17 mm at the center, parallel to the band.
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Size 7, 14 grams total weight