Burle Marx Sterling Silver Freeform 'Forma Livre' Black Tourmaline Ring

Burle Marx Sterling Silver Freeform 'Forma Livre' Black Tourmaline Ring


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During the mid 1980's Haroldo Burle Marx created a mass produced line of silver jewelry for our former business, The ALTOMAR Collection. If you ever see a piece of Burle Marx silver, it undoubtedly came from us. This beautiful black tourmaline ring is an excellent example of the kinds of pieces we were making during this time period. The Free Form Black Tourmaline is excellent quality, and is a stone you would have seen in a Burle Marx gold piece. It is stamped Burle Marx 950. The stone measures approximately 1.00 inches high by .83 inches wide .34 inches deep. It is a size 7.

If you are interested in purchasing a piece of jewelry made by Haroldo Burle Marx, you've come to the right place. We are not only the foremost experts when it comes to Burle Marx Jewels, but have the largest collection in the world available for purchase today.

Burle Marx 18 Karat Gold Jewels were completely hand made. There was absolutely no pre-casting. The late Paul Desautels, the most influential American curator of the 20th century, and Curator of Gems and Minerals in the Department of Mineral Sciences of the U.S. National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution) in Washington, D.C., praised the jewelry saying, “ One advantage of handcrafting jewelry versus pre-casting, is the uniqueness of each piece. No two pieces are alike. Pre-casting considerably limits the artist, while freehand work lends itself toward better design and engineering of the jewelry, making a custom fit much easier.”

Burle Marx, without question, will go down in history as one the greatest jewelry designers that ever lived. His customer list looks much like a social registry. Cicely Tyson, Madame Ferragamo, Placido Domingo, Natalie Wood, The Shah of Iran, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, and the Empress of Japan were just a few of his customers. In 1989 over half a million dollars worth of Burle Marx jewels were on display at The Houston Museum of Natural Science for a period of two years. Burle Marx was featured in Connoisseur Magazine, Town and Country, Vogue, U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, and many others.

As of late, there are some that have been using the term “Marx Brothers” to imply that Haroldo and his brother Roberto were in the jewelry business together. This could not be further from the truth. They had a falling out very early in Haroldo’s jewelry making career, and did not speak for the majority of their adult lives. Roberto was a world famous Landscape Architect, Artist, and Sculptor. He was not in the jewelry business. If you come across a piece of jewelry that's stamped "Burle Marx", it was made by Haroldo Burle Marx. You will not find a publication in existence where HBM is quoted saying he and Roberto were partners. It's simply not true.

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Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 2 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your return policy?

We typically handle returns on a piece by piece basis. Since Burle Marx pieces are NOT replaceable we prefer to ship them back and fourth as little as possible.

Do you enhance the color of your photos?

We take all of our photos in 100% natural sunlight, and do not artificially modify the photos, or use any sort of filter.

Do you offer discounts?

Absolutely. You can't survive in the jewelry business today if you aren't willing to work with your customers on price.

Do you ship internationally?

Currently we only ship within the United States. There are certain circumstances in which we will deliver your purchase to you.