Beton Brut Pink Sapphire Ring
Beton Brut Pink Sapphire Ring is a 1930s Art Deco era piece from Prague. A very unique setting that reminds us of a cross over period between the Art Deco period and Brutalism.
The word 'Brutalism' was coined by British architectural critic Reyner Banham. The term originates from the use, by the pioneer modern architect and painter Le Corbusier, of ‘beton brut’ – raw concrete in French. Banham gave the French word a punning twist to express the general horror with which this concrete architecture was greeted in Britain. We thought this term beautifully reflected this piece. A natural pink tourmaline in an old European cut round solitaire measuring in at 4 carats sits in a cathedral like 6 prong setting. Ring size 9.5. Ring sizing available for a fee of $75.
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Ring Size: 9.5
Weight: 3.1 grams
Decade : 1940s
Sits 9mm high
Condition: Excellent, flawless
Country of Origin : Czech Republic / Prague