Ring with Three Cultured Pearls

  • George Brooks, Ring with Three Cultured Pearls, 1975, hand-forged and welded 18k yellow gold and pearls, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1975.146

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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.”

Title
Ring with Three Cultured Pearls
Artist
Date
1975
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
1 3/8 x 3/4 in. (3.5 x 2.0 cm.) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
hand-forged and welded 18k yellow gold and pearls
Classifications
Object Number
1975.146
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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