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DescriptionPink Tourmaline, Gold Ring, Seaman Schepps
The ring features a freeform-shaped pink tourmaline cabochon measuring 31.00 x 20.25 x 14.40 mm, set in 14k gold, marked Seaman Schepps. Gross weight 45.20 grams.
Size: 5 (not sizeable)
Ring Dimensions: 1-1/4 inches x 3/4 inch x 1-3/8 inches
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500.
Type(s): Pink Tourmaline
Count: 1 - 25
Avg Quality: Fair
Overall Condition: Good
Condition Notes: A unique statement ring! Marked Seaman Schepps (partially worn down). Tests as 14k gold. The surface of the tourmaline is nicked and abraded. Sizing would disrupt the pattern of the band.
Seaman Schepps: Seaman Schepps created one of America’s most avant-garde jewelry companies of the 20th century. He started out as a purveyor of jewelry and art objects, prior to designing his own jewels, as of 1926. His boutique in New York City offered one-of-a-kind original designs in the Arts & Crafts Movement. Schepps designed wearable works of art featuring unusual materials, such as shell, ivory, turquoise, wood, coral, rock crystal as well as found materials such as glass. The company reached its zenith in the 1940s and 1950s, where bold animal themed designs graced celebrities and high society, alike. Through the patronage of the Rockefellers and the British Royal Family to Marlene Dietrich and Andy Warhol, Seaman Schepps’ dazzling jewels graced the covers of Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Although he passed away in 1972, Seaman Schepps legacy of unusual, artistic designs continues to be offered today.
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