*Tiffany & Co. 1980 by Angela Cummings 18 kt Allure polka dots ring with lapis lazuli
A ring designed by Angela Cummings for Tiffany & Co.
Rare vintage piece from the polka dots Allure collection, designed by Cummings back in the 1970's. This vintage ring was crafted at the Tiffany studios in New York city in solid yellow gold of 18 karats, with high polished surfaces.
Very popular and iconic piece, designed with irregular patterns and embellished with inlaid of carved natural blue lapis lazuli. Actually this model is discontinued since 1982.
Have a total weight of 9.5 grams and the actual size is 8.5, sizeable. The top view measures are 23.5 mm by 20 mm.
Stamped, with the maker's mark, the gold assay hallmarks and signed, "TIFFANY & CO. C. .750 HONG KONG".
Angela Cummings was born in 1944 in Klagenfurt in Austria. She take her education at the art academy in Perugia, Italy and at the Zeichenakademie in Hanau, West Germany. in the 1967 she joined Tiffany & Co working under the guidance of Donald Claflin and in the 1975, she was the artistic director for her exclusive line brand Cummings. in 1984 she started her own line of jewelry to be retailed exclusively at an in-boutique store at Bergdorf Goodman, in New York city. now she's retired from the jewelry business.
Very nice collector's piece, both her signed pieces for Tiffany & Co. created in the 1970's and 1980's and also her own exclusive pieces, remain highly collectible and are admired for their beauty, comfort and easily recognizably in style.
Literature: Tiffany & Co. Blue book catalog 1977-1978 Pp-25. for similar examples from the collection.
Provenance: Acquired in New York in the 1980's.
This ring is in great condition with a great patina. Angela cummings jewelry pieces are highly and they are a remark in the American jewelry tradition.
INVENTORY REF: R0000MENN/.3990