Antique Art Deco Australian 15ct Yellow Gold Moonstone Ring by Louis Cadby Circa 1915

To find such an original antique early Australian Moonstone ring, signed and in 15ct gold in such a pleasure.

Crafted in 15ct yellow gold by Louis Cadby (1882-1939) and multi claw set with a Ceylon blue cabochon Moonstone.

Exhibiting a luminous blue glow and very good Schiller effect, and of good clarity this wondrous little ring has survived in such good condition for its 100 plus years of age.
‘For centuries the Moonstone has been coveted by many cultures.  

Believed in ancient lore to be created from moonbeams themselves and prized especially during a full moon.  Thought to bring its wearer good fortune, feelings of love and affection’.

With the rise in collectibility and value of antique Australian jewellery this little treasure would make a wonderful addition to the serious buyers collection.

History of Louis Cadby 

Louis Cadby began his business in High Street St Kilda but soon moved to 323 Little Collins Street Melbourne where he was listed was a manufacturing jeweller and traded at this premises from 1891 to 1934 before locating to its final years at Swanston Street from 1935 to 1939.

STONES
Moonstone
1 @ 7.57 x 6.19mm
MEASUREMENTS
8.41mm
Rise from finger 7.15mm
WEIGHT
2.64 Grams
MARKS
‘L. CADBY’
15ct mark faded - tested as 15ct gold
SIZE
L 1/2 or 16.5mm US 6
Sizeable
CONDITION
Very good to excellent antique condition.  All claws original and very secure.  Minor marks to Moonstone seen under x 10 magnification, superficial and of no consequence.  No thinning to shank, nice and solid, however 15ct stamp has faded.

Please note boxes are for display only

Purchase Summary

Laybys available on all items $400 and over. Contact us for more details.

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