Ring with Three Cultured Pearls

Media - 1975.146 - SAAM-1975.146_1 - 62576
Copied 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

Artwork Details

Title
Ring with Three Cultured Pearls
Date
1975
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
1 3834 in. (3.52.0 cm.) diam.
Credit Line
Museum purchase
Mediums
Mediums Description
hand-forged and welded 18k yellow gold and pearls
Classifications
Object Number
1975.146

Artwork Description

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.”