Cycles of Life: Benjamin Zucker Family Collection Rings
“Cycles of Life: Rings from the Benjamin Zucker Family Collection” exhibition was held in New York, Paris, and Chicago that allowed visitors to see over 40 exceptional rings that were hand selected from celebrated private collections from one of today’s world leading gem dealers, experts, and aficionados.
The collection of rings span from 3rd century A.D. Through the later part of the 19th century, each were selected due to their exceptional quality of stones, rarity, and artisan detailing. Various eras such as late Rome, Migration Era, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Modern periods are represented and come from some of Europe’s most prominent jewelry collecting families such as de Clercqs, and Rothschilds. The price range starts about $15,000 to the low seven figures.
The rings will be displayed in various sections that are organized according to the themes of the cycle of life: birth, love, betrothal, marriage, mourning, and death.
The cycles of life will explain how rings express the specific culture of their paradigm, while simultaneously referencing the allure of certain styles, settings, gems, and cutting techniques.