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Created by:
Art Smith, American, 1917 - 1982  Search this
Medium:
sterling silver with precious opal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1 1/16 × 13/16 × 1 in. (2.7 × 2.1 × 2.5 cm)
Type:
finger rings
Date:
ca. 1967
Description:
This is the “Dramatic Opal ring” designed and created by jeweler Art Smith. The ring is made of a sterling silver band with a large bridge. From the front view of the ring, on the right side of the ring's head is a curved, cut out piece. The top of the head has a single twist. The remaining head of the ring holds the gemstone. The precious opal gemstone is set in a bezel setting, encased in metal overlapping the edges of the gemstone. The gemstone has a horizontal scratch.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Fashion design  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles L. Russell
Object number:
2023.12.24
Restrictions & Rights:
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Adornment
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd512f4b3b3-6a67-4845-83d5-54c2e3895834
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2023.12.24