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SOLD--Mid-Century Coral & Diamond 14k Gold Navette Ring

  • Sale
  • $950.00
  • Regular price $1,100.00

I never tire of coral.  It has such a uniquely gratifying color that tends to sooth and calm me.  Additionally, its semi-matte surface is so gratifying to touch.  Perhaps that's because it is carbon based like us.  Created from the skeletons of tiny sea creatures packed together in half-living and half-dead branching architectural wonders of the underwater world, they have been greatly treasured by bead-makers and artisans for millennia.  Yet, unfortunately, it is a true shame that many precious and age-old coral reefs are rapidly disappearing due to pollution, climate change and over harvesting by humans. These corals that exist on antique and vintage rings are no longer available to commercial trade.  And this ring has a top quality stone that should be treasured and valued greatly. 


Materials and Features: 

  • Coral Navette (rare color)
  • 10 Accent Diamonds
  • 14k Gold [determined by hallmark]

Age/Origin: Vintage, Circa 1970’s


  • Weight: 9.6 grams
  • Dimensions: 1in [length of face]
  • Ring size: US 9

Marks: “585” [interior of band]

Condition: There is some minor wear to the outer band. All stones are securely set. The coral, a rare natural color, has no signs of wear. 

Please view and inspect our photos closely, as they are considered part of the condition report. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.