VINTAGE LATE ART DECO c1940 AUSTRALIAN WENDT DIAMOND RING ON 18ct WHITE GOLD
Such a sweetheart! This beautiful vintage ring, manufactured by Australian Jeweller Wendt, features a .22ct round Brilliant-Cut Diamond, in a raised Colette setting, with an ornate swirl bypass, featuring 2 accent diamonds.
This ring is exceptionally well crafted in 18ct White Gold (not rhodium plated) and is a dainty ring that packs a punch, so unique! We estimate this ring to be Late Art Deco, c1940, In excellent condition, a dream to wear, will make an ideal vintage engagement ring, or perfect as an everyday Diamond.
Stones: 1 x Main Diamond (.22ct) 2 x accent Diamonds
Size: J (5 US) Diameter = 15.75mm Circumference = 49mm
This ring is able to be resized
Metal: 18ct White Gold
Marks: 18ct, Maker’s Mark: WENDT
Weight: 1.78 grams
Condition: In excellent vintage condition, minimal signs of wear, Diamonds are unabraded and securely set
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.
The final managing director of J. M. Wendt's was Timothy Wendt. Five generations of the family held executive positions in the business until its closure at the end of the 20th-century.
A highlight in Wendt's long and successful history was to be commissioned by the South Australian Government to manufacture a necklace and ear-rings for Queen Elizabeth II, and cuff links for the Duke of Edinburgh, for their visit in 1954.
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