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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    Philadelphia (made)

  • Date:

    1930-1940 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. (retailer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Platinum ring set with aquamarine, diamonds and ruby

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein

  • Museum number:

    M.123-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 30, shelf A, box 16

  • Public access description

    Bailey, Banks & Biddle, the maker of this ring, is one of America's oldest jewellers. Originally the partnership was Bailey & Kitchen, founded in Philadelphia in 1832.

  • Physical description

    Ring set with a domed rectangular aquamarine framed with baguette-cut diamonds and with diamond-set arches at each end. The shoulders are decorated with a triangular ruby and diamonds

  • Dimensions

    Width: 2.2 cm, Depth: 2.7 cm, Height: 1.5 cm

  • Descriptive line

    Platinum, aquamarine, diamonds and ruby ring, Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co., Philadelphia, United States, 1930-40.

  • Collection code

    Metalwork Collection