Our space journey in the late 60s not only triggered an incredibly productive era of American history, it provided jewelers with the inspiration to develop an entire category of collectible jewelry pieces. The category is often referred to as ‘Sputnik.’ Cartier, Van Cleef, Arpels, and others released designs using moon-like textures and luminous gemstones.
Here, Elizabeth Henry has created her own model within this iconic category. She was inspired by the bombe style and bold gold pieces of the 1960s, adding her own flair with juicy, phenomenal gemstones. To create these masterpieces, she paired light with dark gemstones, cabochon with faceted, and asterism with play-of-color—all handset on the backdrop of textured crater-like gold.
In the Elizabeth Henry Green Hue Sputnik Ring, a harmonious palette of green gemstones takes center stage. Opals glimmer with iridescence, while its vibrant Emeralds exude depth and sophistication. A 1.49 Carat Green Tourmaline cabochon adds a lush, vibrant touch, complemented by the shimmer of it's neighborring blue-green Sapphires. Together, these green-hued stones create a captivating symphony of color, making this ring a striking showcase of elegant craftsmanship.
Metal: 18K Yellow Gold
Gem: 2 Opal totaling .75 Carats, Green Sapphire totaling .61 Carats, 3 Emeralds totaling .77 Carats, Green Tourmaline Cabochon totaling 1.49 Carats, Blue-Green Sapphire totaling .42 Carats
Width of Ring: 14.5 mm.
Height Off Finger: 7.6 mm.
Ring Size: 7.5
Marks: "18K", EHC Lioness