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 Ocean Hues Sputnik Ring by Elizabeth Henry, a captivating array of gemstones evoke the serene beauty of the sea. Blue Sapphires and a Star Sapphire mirror the depths of the ocean, while a Grey Moonstone adds a touch of ethereal charm. Lapis brings a sense of mystery, complemented by the subtle shimmer of a Green Tourmaline and the enigmatic aura of the Cat's Eye cabochon. Together, these stones create a mesmerizing blend of oceanic hues, reminiscent of the cosmic wonders that dance across the night sky and the tranquil depths of the deep sea.
Metal: 18K Yellow Gold
Gem: Sapphire totaling .26 Carats, Grey Moonstone totaling.49 Carats, 2 Blue Sapphire totaling .76 Carats, Star Sapphire totaling 1.94 Carats, Lapis Lazuli totaling .91 Carats, Green Tourmaline totaling .35 Carats, and Cat's Eye totaling .30 Carats
Width of Ring: 14.5 mm.
Height Off Finger: 6 mm.
Ring Size: 7.5
Marks: "18K", EHC Lioness