Brilliant Watermelon Crystal "Hope Diamond" Cocktail Ring circa 1960s Napier Book Piece
Rare, stunning 1960s Napier cocktail ring from the "Hope Diamond" collection. A book piece. Adjustable size from size 5-8, ring sits 1/2" off finger, measures nearly 1" across. Watermelon crystal set in goldtone metal. No flaws. Marked inside band.
This cocktail ring was part of a very limited edition line of jewelry, particularly because the awesome stones themselves, dubbed "hope diamonds", were a small limited edition and Napier bought the entire small production!
This important "Hope Diamond" ring is featured on page 386 of "The Napier Co.: Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry" by Melinda Lewis and Henry Swen, just published in 2013