Posted 5 years ago
I saw this ring while surfing the net, it screams Bernard Instone at me, But I would value a second opinion. As usual no silver or maker marks.
The leaves are very similar to Instones work and the prong setting I have also seen on his work. The back to me is very different for me, it's very neat which in my opinion his work always was, but I haven't seen this simple design.
The Moonstone was one of his favourite stones to work with, there are many pieces of his work using them. This one is large 2 cm long and 1 cm wide. I have tried to get the different colours coming through this stone, there are some minor scratches on the surface, but other that it is in good condition . Unfortunately, which I know to well, someone as given it a good clean on the top, it's still has some dirt, tarnish underneath.
Many thanks for looking