LOUIS FÉRON 18K Gold, Colombian Emerald, and Diamond Ring
ca. 1980; centering an emerald-cut emerald weighing approx. 1.80 cts. flanked by transitional-cut diamonds weighing approx. 0.80 tcw. within a finely engraved floral and basket-weave mount; 6.87 dwts.; size 6 1/2; boxed
Literature: For similar examples, reference: Stoehrer, Emily Banis and Frederic A. Sharf. Louis Féron, 1901-1998, Master Jeweler: Paris, Costa Rica, New York. Middlebury, CT: Frederic A. Sharf, 2012.
Provenance: A Private Massachusetts Collection.
Other Notes: Accompanied by AGL Report no. 1113104 dated March 8, 2021 stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin and has minor traditional indication of enhancement.
This ring's stylized flora design featuring a vivid arrangement of chrysanthemums and leaves in gold highlights the extraordinary work of master chaser and goldsmith Louis Féron (1909–1998). Working in Paris, Costa Rica, and New York, Féron made a remarkable impact on twentieth-century high-style jewelry. Pierce MacGuire, formerly of Schlumberger at Tiffany & Company, once regarded Féron as an "extraordinary genius and a master of goldsmithing." Notably, Féron created his own tools, using them to carefully hammer and sculpt his impressive, artful jewelry designs.