Antique 18ct Yellow Gold Ruby Diamond Ring by Wendt Circa 1900

Another treasure from one of our famous early Australian jewellers, Jochim Wendt.

Handcrafted from bright 18ct yellow gold, featuring a central ‘gypsy’ set round faceted ruby, flanked by two old mine cut diamonds also gypsy-set to a flat but very slight raised ornate pointed buckle motif.

Tapering from 7.2mm at the widest point to 3mm at the rear of the shank.
With Wendts hallmark stamped very clearly to the inside of the band with an accompanying 18ct stamp also.

Truly a ring for the collector however very wearable today with such a low profile.

History of Jochim Wendt

Arriving in Australia in 1854 having already trained as a jeweller, Jochim Wendt set up business in Pirie Street Adelaide, Becoming one of the leading retail establishments of Adelaide.

This particular piece dates to the late nineteenth or very early 20th century and a similar example can be seen in ‘Australian Jewellers - Cocks, Cavill, Grace’.

Ruby 1 @ 3.0mm or 0.015cts
Diamond 2 @2.5mm or 0.06cts each
Face of ring 2cm x 7mm
Tapering to 3mm at rear shank
4.34 Grams
Approx R 1/2 - 18.9mm or 9
Very good antique condition.  Slight softening to Ruby top facets seen only under x10 magnification. Very superficial marks to gold, could be buffed to new if desired.
Hallmarks very crisp an clear.
Evidence of resizing to inside of shank, very stable and secure.  Very very slight thinning to very rear of shank, but noting for accuracy.

Please note box is for display

Purchase Summary

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