Vintage PIERRE CARDIN Sterling 14K Gold RING Men Women Space Age RARE Icon Sz 9. In Sterling Silver and 14 Karat Gold, this ring is an outstanding example of the geometric Space Age design for which Pierre Cardin is justly famous! Signed Cardin jewelry from the 1970s, especially that using karat gold and demonstrating his avant garde sensibility, like this rare ring, is really sought after by collectors these days - and no wonder! This ring is a wearable work of art and an exceptional example of the designs for which he is known.
The biography of multi-talented and multifaceted, award-winning Designer Pierre Cardin seems too varied and jam-packed to be that of only one man. French, but born in Venice in 1922, Cardin sadly passed away a short time ago, in December of 2020 at the age of 98.He worked for famous couturiers, including Schiaparelli and Christian Dior, as well as costume designers like Jean Cocteau, before opening his own company in 1950, first doing costume and mask design for the theatre. His bubble dress, from the mid-fifties, was a world wide sensation. Designing innovative high fashion for men as well as women, he introduced "mod chic" in the seventies and explored the juxtaposition of geometric shapes in various media. Among many other things, he designed jewelry, furniture, space suits for NASA and branched into industrial design, including automobiles. Jewelry designers who were also clothing designers often made the most interesting jewelry: both stylish and collectible. This sculptural ring features two cascading ovular silver disks, elongated at one end and set at angles to each other, joined as one band in the back, capturing a 14k gold hemisphere that is sandwiched between them in the open space at the face of the ring. The two contrasting colors of the ring, repetition and juxtaposition of rounded shapes, including the flat disks and the ball, and the use of negative space from which the gleaming orb may be seen, in the round openings where the ball is held and the side views of the ring, are interesting and effective. Substantial, dimensional and well made, the ring weighs 14.5 grams. It is perfect for a man or woman. It is a size 9 (but note the opening for the finger is oblong, so may fit a little differently). It measures just under 1" wide, side to side, by just under 5/8" deep at the top, tapering to about 3/16" at the back of the band by about 1/2" tall, meaning it will rise that high from the surface of your finger. Striking and Dramatic, it faces up beautifully on the hand and is fascinating from all directions. It is signed "14K" between "Pierre Cardin" on one side and "Sterling" on the other, as seen in some of the photos (especially the last). About half a century old, the ring is in Very Good vintage condition with surface dirt, scratches and slight dings, including a shallow one on the gold ball that looks like shadowing.
The scratches could, of course, be buffed out if they bothered you. In any case, there are no flaws of consequence and the ring is. Own a piece of Fashion History that is a miniature sculpture to wear.
Everyone who sees this ring, in your collection or on your hand, will know immediately it is something special. Rare and hard to find, this Unisex ring, in sterling silver and 14 karat yellow gold, is an outstanding example of vintage seventies jewelry by Pierre Cardin, one of the most highly regarded names in fashion.In a Geometric, Space Age Design for which he is best known, it will be a Important addition to your collection and a Work of Art you will love wearing. Please see our other listings for more great vintage jewelry.
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