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Marsh & Co. Patinated Steel Pearl and Diamond Ring


This striking diamond and mabé pearl ring, set in patinated steel and palladium, expresses the Asian and American fusion aesthetic of Marsh & Co. Here, the gleaming pearl, set into domed steel that refers to heritage Japanese metalwork, is flanked by dynamic lines of sparkling diamonds to create a unique ring of striking beauty and originality.

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Item #: R-17645
Artist: Marsh & Co., San Francisco
Country: United States
Circa: 1940s-1950s
Size: 4.75 (this ring cannot be resized) 
Materials: Mabé pearl (measuring approximately 15.4 mm in diameter); 6 Round-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.30 carat); Patinated steel; Palladium
Signed: “Marsh's”

G.T. Marsh, the founder of Marsh & Co. in San Francisco, produced unique steel jewelry, such as this ring, through bluing and sandblasting techniques, which gives the metal its matte finish, an extraordinary base for its sparkling, gleaming gems.