Sure to make a statement, vintage Modernist ring by Panetta in gold over Sterling Silver (vermeil). This outstanding ring features raised free form bars set with faceted round White Spinel. Stones are prong set in Sterling Silver, following the tradition of setting clear stones in white metal.
This massive ring's setting measures 3/4" North South and is 7/8" wide, rising almost 5/16" above the hand at the center. The setting height decreases to the shoulders.
Ring size is 7, weighs approximately 12 grams. Panetta's mark is faint but present, also marked Sterling. In very good condition with slight wear consistent with age.
Benedetto Panetta emigrated from Italy to the US in the early portion of last century. He was a Platinum jeweler by trade, later converting to high end costume jewelry designer in the US. His background as a fine jeweler is evident in his work, which is not easy to find. His designs often include Gold Vermeil and real Gemstones. His atelier closed in the 1980's. Incredible quality materials and avant garde design make Panetta Jewelry coveted by stylish women to this day.
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