Antique Australian Edwardian Era 9ct Rose Gold Cigar Band By Willis and Sons

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Gloriously wide at just shy of 1cm for its full circumference this wonderful antique cigar band by Willis and Sons is incredibly comfortable on the finger.

Crafted from 9ct rose gold which has that lovely antique rose gold hue, highly polished finish, this beauty veritably glows.

Hallmarked with Willis and Sons iconic trademark symbol of a ‘Unicorn’ 9 for 9ct and ‘W’ dating this one to after 1904.

Wide antique wedding bands are so very back in vogue, this could be the perfect sustainable choice for a ‘new/old’ wedding ring or just the perfect impressive wide cigar band for every day wear.

STONES
None
MEASUREMENTS
9.35mm Wide
WEIGHT
4.02 Grams
MARKS
‘Unicorn’ / 9 / ‘W’ For Willis and Sons after 1904
SIZE
R or 18.8mm diameter US 8 3/4
Sizeable
CONDITION
Very good to excellent antique condition.  Hallmarks crisp and clear.  No thinning.  Minor surface marks to gold only insignificant.  Gorgeous early piece of Australiana.

Purchase Summary

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

All our items are antique or vintage unless otherwise stated. Condition will be described, it is the responsibility of the buyer to read descriptions and view photos.  Please refer to our guide Caring For Antique & Vintage Jewellery for more details. 

Prior to purchase, please view our Purchase Guide & Return Policy. All purchases within Australia will be sent via express post as a complimentary service.  International rates apply.  Please view our Shipping & Delivery Policy for more details

Please note: Any duties imposed by countries for importing our items are the buyers responsibility        

History of Willis and Sons

Brothers, Richard & Thomas Willis established their jewellery business in Melbourne in 1858 as importers and wholesalers, at the height of the gold rush in Australia, many family jewellery businesses took advantage of the new found wealth. By 1868, R. & T. Willis were listed in the Melbourne directory as manufacturing jewellers as well as importers.

Willis and Co. continued to trade as wholesaler jewellers and importers of watches, clocks, silver and electroplates wares. Additionally, the firm was listed as gold and silversmiths. Such listings of jewellery was made in their own workshops.

In 1904, Willis and Co. was incorporated as Willis and Sons Pty Ltd. and were to become the prime manufacturer of gold jewellery in Australia through the 1910s and 20s. By 1908, they had constructed new premises, manufacture and warehouse, at 350-356 Little Collins Street Melbourne.

The twentieth century marks of Willis and Sons Pty Ltd have been in use from 1904. By then their standard marks were a 'Unicorn'' a numeral expressing the gold standard plus the capital 'W'. The 'Unicorn' was also used with the abbreviation 'STG.SIL' to mark silverware.

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