Vintage Sterling Silver Agatized Red Fossil Horn Coral Ring, Modernist, Brutalist, Textured, Sculptural, Size 4 3/4, Fabulous! #c228

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Vintage Sterling Silver Agatized Red Fossil Horn Coral Ring, Modernist, Brutalist, Textured, Sculptural, Size 4 3/4, Fabulous! #c228
For offer today, I have this extraordinary sterling silver and agatized fossil horn coral modernist ring! 

If you are unfamiliar with agatized fossil coral, it is a gemstone formed from ancient corals. The coral is agatized as the skeletal remains of the coral are replaced with agate stone. Over time, the corals are replaced with agate as a result of deposits from silica-rich water. This process takes millions of years and a very specific set of conditions to occur.

This wonderful modernist ring is comprised of fine sterling silver. It features a large, round, bezel-set agatized fossil horn coral stone on the face that sits up high on the ring band. The stone is primarily reddish orange with fabulous gray fossilized coral formations throughout, that look to me like a marvelous fireworks display. The band of the ring is wide and very thick, and it has a fantastic sculptural and textured surface. There is nothing modest about this amazing and beautiful statement ring!

The ring measures about a size 4 3/4 and weighs 13.3 grams. The ring face is approximately 3/4 inch wide and the stone is about 17mm. The ring is hallmarked "925" on the inside of the band behind the ring face.

This exceptional ring is a true piece of modern art! It's a great piece for the modernist or brutalist jewelry collector or for anyone who appreciates bold silver and stone jewelry! The agatized coral is such a unique and marvelous stone, and will start quite a few conversations when you mention that the coral fossils in your ring could be over 20 million years old! The ring is in excellent vintage condition. The recessed areas on the sculptural band are oxidized, which I believe was intended to highlight the fantastic texture. It's ready to wear or to gift out of the box!

SIGNED: 925 ON INSIDE OF RING BAND

SIZE: RING IS APPROX A SIZE 4/34, FACE OF RING IS APPROX 3/4 INCH WIDE AND STONE IS APPROX 17MM

WEIGHT: 13.3 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE. RECESSED AREAS OF THE SCULPTURAL BAND ARE OXIDIZED WHICH I BELIEVE WAS INTENDED TO HIGHLIGHT ITS TEXTURE. FAB RING!

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