Barbara Anton Amethyst and Diamond Cocktail Ring Circa 1960
United States (c1960)
A Modernist cocktail ring by Barbara Anton. The 1 1/2′ x 1″ 18k yellow gold freeform mount with applied granulation housing a rectangular-cut amethyst accented with diamonds and emeralds. A fantastic surrealist landscape of a ring.(Please see photos) This difficult to describe piece is a special one of a kind design by Barbara Anton (1926-2007). A Jacqueline of many trades (an actress, playwrite and novelist),Anton is known in the collectors world for her bold freeform jewelry designs. Her one of a kind pieces often use unusual stones or unexpected juxtaposition of materials giving her jewelry a unique disposition. Anton received 23 international awards for Excellence in Jewelry Design, including the Diamonds International Award and The Highest Award from The Cultured Pearl Associations of America and Japan. Size 6 3/4.
Materials/Technique: 18k Amethyst, diamond and emerald
Creator: Barbara B. Anton