Strikingly pretty all original late Art Deco era ring by esteemed jewellery firm ‘Catanach’ of Melbourne Australia.
Hand made in 18ct yellow gold and Platinum and stamped clearly as such with ‘CATANACH’ stamp indicating manufacture after 1926 as this was the year they registered this particular mark.
Set with five brilliant cut diamonds, gold claw coronet set and the tips of the claws are Platinum.
Sitting beautifully across the finger with a spread east to west of 1.6cm this half hoop diamond ring sits against many types of rings including plain wedding rings or your other favourite half hoop gemstone rings.
In wonderful condition and collectible in its own right this antique Australian diamond ring will not disappoint.
History of G.W. Catanach, Catanachs.
Founded in Elizabeth Street Melbourne in 1873 by George Catanach who himself was a working jeweller and diamond setter trained in London.
Within two years George has progressed from one assistant to 12 and relocated to the premises at Little Collins Street.
By 1890 Catanachs had in their employ some 30 to 40 craftsmen and assistants.
Known as a major manufacturer in Australia throughout the 1880’s and early 1890’s and in the course of their expansion the firm became G.W. Catanach and Co. in 1883.
George was a foundation member of the Manufacturing Jewellers’ Association of Victoria.
Their mark “CATANACH’ was registered in 1926.
At some stage they moved to their current premises at High Street Armadale where their continue to to provide the public with their beautiful jewellery.
3 @ approx 3.02x1.82mm
2 @ approx 2.6x1.57mm
Colour ‘G & J to K’
Clarity SI - SI2
Estimated in settings
16mm x 3.13mm
’18ct & PLAT’
O 1/2 or 17.7mm diameter US 7 1/2
Very good to excellent antique condition. Diamonds are bright and free from chips or abrasions. Claws are strong and secure. Hallmarks are crisp and clear indicating no thinning to shank.