Over the years we have developed a strong passion and knowledge for early Australian jewellery and are delighted to be in a position to offer this one for your consideration.
Made by quite a famous maker, Stewart Dawson, and hallmarked clearly as such.
This stunning, and we believe, quite rare ring dates to around the late Victorian to early 20th century and is in excellent condition.
The mother of pearl carved cameo has an 'iridescence' that is hard to capture in a photo. In person, the effect is similar to a 'cats eye' effect as the light 'rolls' across the cameo which is quite breathtaking !
Beautifully and obviously hand made the hand carved cameo is set in an almost hand crimped bezel setting, navette boat style gallery which sits nice and flat against the finger. Quite a large spread at 2.8cm x 1.5cm wide.
If you like to collect, wear and own special and rare early Australian pieces, this one is for you !
History of Stewart Dawson
Stewart Dawson (1849-1932) was born in Aberdeenshire Scotland serving his apprenticeship then founding a successful watchmaking and jewellery business in Liverpool. Advertising in Australian newspapers was so successful he moved to Australia in 1886 and founded Stewart Dawson & Co. Collectively, his businesses were found in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Regent Street London.
Mother Of Pearl
2.8cm x 1.5cm
9ct / SD&Co
L 1/2 or 16.5mm diameter (Sizeable)
Very Very Good