*Tiffany & Co 1973 Donald Claflin 18 kt ring with chrysoprase rock crystal and coral
Cocktail ring designed by Donald Claflin for Tiffany & Co.
A colorful geometric piece, created by Claflin in the early 1973. It was crafted in solid 18 karats of polished yellow gold and embellished at top with 3 graduated round cabochons cuts, carved from natural green chrysoprase, rock crystal and red coral.
Have a total weight of 24.8 grams and the actual size is 7, sizable.
The top view diameter is 28 mm (1.10 inch) and raise 20 mm over the finger.
Stamped with the hallmarks, "TIFFANY & CO. 18 KT".
Donald Claflin (1935-1979) was an American jewelry designer most associated with the colorful and whimsical designs he created for tiffany & co. during the sixties and seventies. His start in jewelry came when he joined the firm of David Webb, known for their buoyantly enameled figurative jewels that were a fresh contrast to the formality of the fifties. In 1965 Claflin was hired by tiffany & co. to continue in the innovative and individualistic design approach that designer Jean Schlumberger had so successfully established at the firm.
Literature: Tiffany & Co. blue book 1973-1974 pp-57 (illustrated) see figure and pp-7 for other similar designs in the collection.
They are in excellent condition and are accompanied by the designer jewelry box.
INVENTORY REF: R0000MSEN/.5961