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Antique Australian 9ct Rose Gold Rhodochrosite Ring By ‘Dumbrells’

Sale price$1,080.00 AUD

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Quite an unusual little ring by one of our early Australian jewellery firms ‘Dumbrells’ of Melbourne Victoria and dating to around the 1930’s or thereabouts.

Manufactured from 9ct rose gold and set with an oval domed Rhodochrosite, bezel set, to a plain oval solid setting and a nice flat shank.

Hallmarked clearly with Dumbrells trademark ‘pyramid’ hallmark to the inside of the shank this unusual and pretty ring is one we’ve not seen before and would be a fine acquisition to any serious Australian jewellery collectors cache.


15mm x 9.6mm
Rise 5.5mm

2.79 Grams

‘Pyramid’ -For Dumbrells
‘Wheatsheaf’ - Guarantee mark used by the M.J.A of Victoria

P or 17.9mm diameter US 7 3/4
This ring can be resized

Very good antique condition.  No chips to Rhodochrosite.  No thinning to shank, hallmarks crisp and clear.  Pretty little piece of Australian history.

Please note boxes and chains are for display only unless otherwise stated.


First listed in the Sands and McDougall’s ‘Directory of Victoria’ in 1914 at 299 Little Collins Street trading then as watchmakers and jewellers.
By 1916 they had expanded and had become increasingly involved in the manufacturing side of the business.

J.N Dumbrell was especially noted for his pendants and brooches which often utilised seed pearls.  His mark/symbol was a ‘Pyramid’ and was used in conjunction with the Manufacturing Jewellers’ Association of Victorian guarantee marks.

Opening a new premises at 319 Bourke Street in 1922  to accommodate his ever expanding business by now Dumbrells was a well known establishment.  His Little Collins Street store continued to trade as jewellery wholesalers and manufacturers until 1928.

J.N Dumbrell of 319 Bourke Street became Dumbrells in 1931, then Dumbrells Jewellers Pty Ltd in 1937.   In 1951 the business was acquired by Prouds Pty Ltd.

(Credit Australian Jewellery Gold & Silversmiths Makers & Marks - Cavill - Cocks and Grace).

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