Reserved for S only ****Bernard Instone rare and beautiful 1930s Arts and Crafts ring with pink and green tourmalines


Superb colours in this pink and green tourmaline extravaganza by Instone, c1930s

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A gorgeous Arts and Crafts ring of rare design, by Bernard Instone c1930s. It is tremendously unusual, both in its design and in the use of these glorious pink and green tourmalines. There are some similar designs in my book on Bernard on pages 128 and 129, although nothing exactly with this more rectangular form and with tourmalines.

The use of pink and green reflects the exercising of the artist’s palette, with which the A&C designers worked. Colours were of vital importance in achieving the overall naturalistic aesthetic of the piece. I love tourmalines and the way that different shaped stones are set together here is just so beautiful. The pink and pale green tourmalines are nestled in the design by curling tendrils and those typical Instone tooled and draped leaves.

Unusually, there is a five-petalled flower to either shoulder-the first time I have come across this design ever. The silver band, which is split at the shoulder becomes a unified single band for the rest of the ring. Stamped SILVER, the ring is in pleasing condition with a little light wear to the stones, in keeping with her age. No chips or nibbles, which is always a relief. It measures as approx UK size M (US size 6.25).

It looks amazing on the finger as the colours leap out at you and it lies low to the finger so is extremely comfortable to wear. A wonderful example.

I shall post by Tracked and Signed internationally and by Special Delivery within the UK. A new gift box will be provided as the boxes in the images are for display only. Thank you.