Woman's cocktail ring

American
mid–1970s
Designed by Glenda Arentzen (American, born in 1941)


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 13.8 x 2 cm (5 7/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

2010.309

Medium or Technique

14k gold, giltmetal, pearl, and colored stones

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

This “ring” (really a sheath for the end of a finger) is made up a of a gilt metal cage decorated with ten colored bezel-set cabochon and faceted stones and three irregular shaped pearl beads. The top of the piece which fits atop the finger has a 14kt gold trident.

Provenance

Mid 1970s, purchased by Karen Rotenberg, Boston; gift of Rotenberg and her husband Michael to the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Karen and Michael Rotenberg