Charming antique Australian 18ct gold ring by early jewellery firm Harris And Sprunt and hallmarked as such.
Crafted from 18ct yellow gold and designed as a five stone diamond half-hoop with carved out scrolled under gallery.
Set with five graduating diamonds, all claw set, in straight alignment, which sit prettily against a plain wedding band or two!
HISTORY OF HARRIS AND SPRUNT (1913-1925)
Harris and Sprunt were manufacturing jewellers located at 46 Elizabeth Street Melbourne. The partnership was noted for its stone-set gold jewellery including rings and brooches. The business was continued from 1920 by B. Harris (late Harris and Spunt) and traded at 377 Little Bourke Street until 1925.
Reference: Australian Jewellers Gold & Silversmiths Makers & Marks - Cavill Cocks Grace.
TDW estimated in settings - 0.45ct
Colour - H-I
Clarity - SI2-P1
1.6cm - Spread east to west
4.0mm - Wide
Rise - 3.7mm
‘Elephant’ - Harris and Sprunt symbol
‘Sailing Ship’ - Manufacturing Jewellery Association of Victoria guarantee mark for 18ct
O 1/2 or 17.7mm diameter US 7 1/2
Can be resized 3-4 sizes down.
Very very good antique condition. No chips to diamonds, all claws solid and secure. No thinning to shank, hallmarks very crisp. Some stones show natural carbon inclusions - clarity ranges from SI2 to PI. Lovely early Australian ring.