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"Classic Chrysoprase ring" by Art Smith

Catalog Data

Created by:
Art Smith, American, 1917 - 1982  Search this
Medium:
sterling silver with chrysoprase
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1 × 1 1/8 × 7/8 in. (2.5 × 2.9 × 2.2 cm)
Type:
finger rings
Date:
ca. 1972
Description:
This is the “Classic Chrysoprase ring” designed and created by jeweler Art Smith. The ring's sterling silver band is a split shank design, with the split into two bands creating a large bridge fully encompassing the gemstone. The large, green, speckled cabochon of chrysoprase is smoothly polished and shaped into an oval. The chrysoprase is set vertically in a bezel setting, encased in metal overlapping the edges of the gemstone.
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:
2023.12.3
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/fd5d74118b9-ff41-4d98-b2db-b9a53a5f938d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2023.12.3