ANTIQUE AUSTRALIAN DIAMOND RING BY WENDT ON 18ct YELLOW AND WHITE GOLD
This adorable Art Deco c1930 Australian ring by Wendt (see below) features three Old Mine Diamonds prong set to the top on an angle, flanked by ribbons to each side, to form a bow shape, with the ribbon ends featuring two bead set diamonds to each. The bow decoration is in 18ct White Gold, set to a tapered flat band in 18ct Yellow Gold.
Wonderfully handcrafted in 18ct Yellow Gold, this ring is wonderful to wear, will make an ideal Vintage Engagement ring, or perfect to stack. In excellent vintage condition.
Stones: 7 Old Mine Cut Diamonds
Size: T/U (10 US) Diameter = 19.65mm Circumference = 60.5mm
This ring is able to be resized
Metal: 18ct Yellow Gold (White Gold Top)
Marks: 18ct, Wendt
Weight: 4.33 grams
Condition: In excellent antique condition, Diamonds are unabraded and secure in their settings, band is original width throughout
A Brief History of the Maker:
Joachim Matthias Wendt arrived in Port Adelaide in 1854, just 18 years after the foundation of South Australia. He was born in 1830 in Denmark.
He brought his skills to South Australia, quickly opening a small watchmaking and jewellery shop in Pirie Street, Adelaide. Business was good and so he soon moved to better premises in Rundle Street.
Wendt's soon became recognised as a top quality shop. The jewellery, silverware, watches and clocks were equal to the best which were imported.
Joachim Wendt died in 1917 aged 87, the business continued to flourish under H. K. Wendt's management. His eldest son, Alan, joined the business in 1919. On his father's death in 1938, Alan became sole proprietor. In 1947, Alan's son Peter Koeppen Wendt, joined his father and they became the first directors of the newly formed private company.
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