Antique Australian 9ct Rose Gold Cigar Band By D. Mackay Circa 1900
Classic, wide and substantial antique ring by one of our early Australian jewellery D. Mackay / Mackay and Co.
Emigrating to Brisbane in 1884 David Mckay began his matchmaking and jewellery business in Queen Street Brisbane. By 1890 he’d established a brach in Cairns and by 1902 D. Mckay and Co. were retailing in Gladstone, Brisbane and Cairns and were also listed as manufacturing jeweller at 81 Adelaide Street. Mackay have used their mark ’M’ on their jewellery since the foundation of their firm.
Between 1920 and 1945 further branches were opened in Innisfail, Toowoomba and Warwick, and by the 1960’s there were over 100 employees.
Resource: Australian Jewellers, Gold & Silversmiths, Makers & Marks. Kenneth Cavill, Graham Cocks, Jack Grace
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