*Pierre Sterle 1960 Paris rare cocktail ring in 18 kt gold with VS diamonds
Cocktail ring designed by Pierre Sterle (1905-1978).
A gorgeous collector's piece made during the post-war period, in Paris France, circa 1960's. This ring was designed by Pierre Sterle, with organics motifs, as usual. It was crafted with twisted wires, made up in solid 18 karats of textured yellow gold with multiples four-prongs settings in .900/.999 platinum.
The construction of this ring is individually made and each element is assembled together by screws. This type of construction is characteristic of Sterle and was the reason for his success as one of the best jewelers in Paris.
The platinum settings are holding 12 European round brilliant cuts diamonds, 0.70 carats, E/F color, VS-2 clarity.
Have a total weight of 18.2 grams and the actual size is 9, sizeable. the top view measures are 22.5 mm by 24 mm and rise 13.5 mm over the finger.
Stamped with French hallmarks; the eagle's head and the dog's head for the assay and guaranty of the 18 kt gold and the .900 platinum, the maker's maitre cartouche, the four-digits serial numbers and signed, "Sterle Paris 9200".
He was a French jeweler, born in 1905 and was the son of a family of bankers. After the death of his father during the first world war, he was sent to live with an uncle, a jeweler in Paris, who introduced him to the profession. In 1934, he started his own establishment. He enjoyed the support of many large jewelry houses, such as Boucheron, Chaumet and Ostertag, for whom he was already designing jewelry. In 1939, he premiered a range of jewelry specifically for individuals. The writer Colette, fascinated by his work, was one of his first clients. In 1943 he moved to larger premises at 43 avenue de L'Opera, close to place Vendome. Approaching the world of high fashion, he began a collaboration with designer Jacques Fath. During his life, he was known as the “couturier of jewelry” to socialites. Considered during his lifetime to have been an inspired innovator, he reached his apogee in the 40’s and 50's. his work, with precious stones and metal was inspired by nature.
This rare ring is in perfect condition, with all the original parts and gemstones.
INVENTORY REF: R0000EENN/.4374