Posted 7 years ago
I have never seen a ring by Bernard Instone in this style, I think it is truly lovely. It is marked sterling but no makers mark. The leaves form the main shape in which are 2 pearls, the pearls are fixed on a wire which goes through them and makes them look like the stem of a berry. The leaves also extend to form the shank of the ring. The workmanship of the leaves and the structure of the back are all typical of Instones work. I believe the ring was make around the 1940s but not a hundred percent sure. I have done a Kyra and checked on the Pearls, in my opinion they are synthetic, but I could be wrong. Instone did use synthetic stones in his jewellery.
The ring is 2 cm long and 1 cm wide excluding the shank.
Many thanks for looking.