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Paloma Picasso Tourmaline and Aquamarine Ring, Tiffany & Co.

This tourmaline and aquamarine double twinstone ring in 18K gold was designed by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. circa 1980. The strong design is set with two horizontally placed aquamarine baguettes flanked by green tourmaline baguettes, set flush with the geometric arched mounting. From among the first of the collections Paloma designed for Tiffany & Co., this arresting and glamorous ring embodies the boldness and clarity of the designer's vision.

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Item #: R-21171
Artist: Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co.
Country: United States
Circa: 1980
Size: 6.25 (this ring can be sized; please contact the gallery for further information)
Materials: 2 baguette-cut aquamarines (approximate total weight 1.40 carats); 2 baguette-cut green tourmalines (approximate total weight 1.40 carats); 18K Gold
Signed: Paloma Picasso C 1980 18K TIFFANY&CO
Literature: A Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. ring similar to this design appears in Tiffany Jewels, by John Loring, p. 221, worn by the model Kelly Le Brock.

Paloma Picasso began designing jewelry for Tiffany in 1980 at the invitation of the new design director, John Loring. Her aesthetic favored, as Loring himself wrote, the "very large" and the "very colorful", but was always informed by her respect for the classical foundations of design, a principle by which she had worked when designing jewelry in the late 1970s for Yves St. Laurent. A ring like this one was included in a celebrated 1980 Vogue photo shoot by Stan Malinowski with the supermodel Kelly Le Brock.