Late Art Deco English Sterling Chalcedony Hinged Locket Ring
A wonderful and unique English locket ring from the late Art Deco (ca1934) era! Crafted in sterling silver, this gorgeous piece adorns a relatively large oval-shaped chalcedony stone which is set atop a hinged locket face. The chalcedony centerpiece features an an alluring translucent quality exhibiting muted blueish grey tones with golden flashes and subtle natural internal banding. The stone is set on an clear window locket face which is hinged at the side, and opens to reveal a hollow space where a special photograph or favorite keepsake could be kept inside. Completing the design are pillar-style split shoulders, which extend to a simple and smooth band in the back. Multiple hallmarks and markings can be found stamped on the underside of the centerpiece, including the maker's mark "JBM," beside London hallmarks of a lion and lion head, along with the date letter "t," which dates the piece to 1934. The patent number "PAT. NO 410245" and the number "RB 784538" are also stamped inside. A stunning piece that can be used as sentimental memento, it would make a fantastic addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size 7.5, but could easily be resized. The centerpiece measures approximately 7/8" tall, 5/8" wide, and rests about 1/2" above the finger when worn. The band measures 1.5mm wide at the back.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling silver setting or to the chalcedony cabochon face. The hinged locket opens easily and stays securely closed.