Marchak mid-century turquoise, pink sapphire, and diamond cocktail ring

Marchak mid-century turquoise, pink sapphire, and diamond cocktail ring

A mid-century cocktail ring comprised of a navette-shaped, pavé turquoise bypass mounting centering on a pink sapphire flanked by diamonds, in 18k gold. Marchak, Paris, #33335. Atw pink sapphire 4.50 cts. Atw diamonds 0.20 ct.

Called the "Cartier of Kiev'', Marchak was founded in Kiev in 1878 and expanded quickly, rivaling the legendary Russian jeweler Fabergé by the eve of WWI. The war and the Russian Revolution compelled the Marchak family to flee to Paris with their jewelry hidden under their clothes for safekeeping. The house of Marchak quickly found success in Paris with an elegant salon located on the Rue de la Paix from the 1920s until 1988 when it was temporarily shuttered. The jewelry house has now been revived by a member of the family.

This cocktail ring is an exuberant example of Marchak's use of bright contrasting gemstones - such as amethyst and turquoise or ruby and amethyst - in a setting partially accented by twisted gold wirework, both hallmarks of Marchak pieces from the 1950s and '60s.

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  • Current size7 1/4
  • DesignerMarchak
  • CountryFrance
  • Circa1955
  • DimensionsFace up: 19mm x 24mm
  • Weight13.2 grams
  • SKUZ31011