Larger Type
Smaller Type

Search Collections

Ring with Three Cultured Pearls

1975 George Brooks Born: Brno, Czechoslovakia 1925 hand-forged and welded 18k yellow gold and pearls 1 3/8 x 3/4 in. (3.5 x 2.0 cm.) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1975.146 Not currently on view


Luce Center Label

The dimensions of this ring diminish its usefulness as jewelry yet reflect the artist’s belief that “There should be no difference, really, between a piece of jewelry and a piece of sculpture. Ideally, one should be a work of art that is worn instead of displayed on a stand.”

Keywords

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

metal - gold

stone - pearl

About George Brooks

Born: Brno, Czechoslovakia 1925