This unique antique ring was made in Moscow between 1899 and 1908 by Nemirov-Kolodkin, a prominent jewelry firm of the period, Court jeweler to Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna (sister of Empress Alexandra).
The heavy 14K gold ring depicts two nude females with flowing hair in Art Nouveau taste, dancing around a sparkling old European cut diamond (6.1 x 4.3 mm, approximately 1.05 ct, I color, SI1 clarity). The design contrasts the free flowing, natural curves of the dancing women with their geometric, connecting arms, giving the ring a truly extraordinary and mystical appearance. The diamond is set in silver over gold.
The ring is marked with 56 zolotnik old Russian gold standard with assayer’s initials ‘ИА’ for Ivan Lebedkin and maker’s initials.
The ring comes in Nemirov-Kolodkin box with cipher of Grand Duchess Elizabeth stamped in gold on silk lining.
Width at the widest point 17 mm (5/8 in.)
Weight 12.38 grams
Ring size 10 (20 mm) sizable