This is an absolutely gorgeous ring from my personal collection. Here's what I can tell you about it. It came from Istanbul in the late 80s/early 90s. It features a chunk of citrine, set in a dark setting. What called to me about this ring was exactly that dark setting. Citrine is often set in a light setting, and the dark oxidized metals not only enhance the yellows and golden hues of citrine but create a smoky feel to the gemstone.
The stone is large, measuring 3/4" wide by 5/8" long and protruding about 1/4" off the last layer of the setting and 1/2" off the ring shank. It a size 6.25, and when I bought this in the early 1990s, it fit my middle finger perfectly. Today it is tight. Still, I have to say it is the PERFECT middle finger ring. That is where the weight of the ring is the most balanced, and it is a heavy ring for which that balance matters.
It is unmarked yet has been tested for silver. The other metals are copper and I believe the final bezel is brass but I have not tested it for any other metal, including gold. The ring shank is ornate and asymmetrical, unlike any ring shank I've seen. Overall the ring has great weight and presence both. Not heavy for the sake of being heavy, yet solid and present. I wore this ring one last time just to make sure I was willing to let it go, and in the course of that morning I got six comments on the ring.
I put this into the Frida inspired section of my shop because although the ring comes from Istanbul, it has a modernist Mexican feel, the bold use of metals, the ornate silver artistry, and the focus on a beautiful faceted gemstone. The right person for this ring will understand the connection and feel it immediately. This I know.
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