Fantastic vintage early Art Deco 18k gold (two tone white and yellow) black onyx and amethyst ring, by a scarce early maker, signed M.B. Bryant & Company. Size 7 ring measures 3/4" x 9/16", band tapers to 2mm at the back of the ring shank, and the ring weighs a very sturdy 6.7 grams. Bezel set black onyx, with a 4mm x 2.5mm (.20 carat) purple amethyst, also bezel set, into a simple white gold collar. Stunning raised scrolling ivy leaves around the entire edge of the mounting done in yellow gold, accent the white gold mounting. Chaff of wheat engraving run down the shoulders of the band. Hallmarked and maker marked "18K" on the inside of the ring shank. The maker mark is three entwined circles or rings, and can be seen in detail on page 53 of American Jewelry Manufactures by Dorothy T. Rainwater, who notes that M.B. Bryant & Company was founded in 1858 by Monroe B. Bryant. The location was, for the first 30 years of business, located in Newark, New Jersey, after which they relocated to New York, New York. Their firm continued to be listed until 1931 and they were the manufacturers of rings exclusively. The ring is in extraordinary condition, having been well babied throughout its lifetime. The only condition issue to note, is on the inside of the ring, the back side of the black onyx stone has the tiniest little abrasion, really only seen under magnification, and honestly hardly worth noting. The gold design, ivy leaves and engraving, are all in extremely crisp condition, as well as the amethyst. A very unusual and striking ring, by a scarce old maker. We recommend because of the soft nature of 18k gold, that this ring not be worn on an every-day basis, and we are sure you will agree as you will want to keep it in as good of condition as it has been kept for the last century. Circa 1920.
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