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DE BEERS

Engagement Ring Award Winners

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DE BEERS

Engagement Ring Award Winners

Gold, platinum, diamonds

Date c. 1965

(1) Hebler: (Germany) Solitaire in wire filament cage (Hebler). All yellow gold ‘750’ White claw setting.
(2) Derfray & Duval; (France) Open design with 17 Diamond cluster and solitaire ends, All white gold, open triangular shank shape stamped on outside ‘ACP’
(3) Paul Podolsky: 9 Diamond twig cluster design. 18ct yellow gold hallmarked. White gold claw and end collet settings. Maker mark ‘AC Co’ (Podolsky)
Watchmaker. Jeweller & silversmith, April 1964, Category C, over £150, First Prize. Designed by Paul Podolsky & entered by Albion Chain Co.
(4) Higuchi: (Japan) 9 Diamond and multi cylinder design (Higuchi). Yellow and white gold ‘K18 WG K14’. Some of cylinders capped with yellow textured gold.
(5) Picot: (France) Solitaire with double symbol mounted head, (Picot)
(6) Geoffrey Turk: 18ct gold set with 5 baguette diamonds in sculpted bark design. 4 of the diamonds let in partly under the gold. Watchmaker. Jeweller & silversmith, 1968, Category C, rings costing over £150. Third Prize, entered & designed by Geoffrey Turk.
(7) Merchand: (France) Solitaire cubic / octahedron cage, (Merchand). All white gold off round shank outline. Stamped on outside ‘MM’.
(8) David Thomas: 10 Diamond splintered head design (Thomas) Yellow and white 18ct and platinum. Makers mark ‘DAT’. Diamonds set in rod ends.
(9) John Donald: 5 Diamond modern half hoop (Donald), Diamonds set at varying angles and surrounded by rectangular area of small sculpted gold cubes, 18ct hallmarked, Makers “JAD’.
Watchmaker. Jeweller & silversmith, 1968, Category B, rings costing £50 to £150. First Prize, entered & designed by John Donald.
(10) John Donald: 17 diamonds aggregate design, 18ct hallmarked, yellow shank, each diamond grain set in white collet box Makers ‘JAD’ Donald. Watchmaker. Jeweller & silversmith, April 1964, Category A, up to £50 First Prize, entered & designed by John Donald.

Literature
For Geoffrey Turk (6): Diana Scarisbrick, Historic Rings: Four Thousand Years of Craftsmanship, Kanji Hashimoto 2004, p. 264, fig. 608
For David Thomas (8): p. 264, fig. 612
For Picot (5): p.249, fig. 570
For Merchand (7): p.249, fig, 571

Collections
The Hashimoto Collection of The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo for four of these rings: Geoffrey Turk, David Thomas, Picot & Merchand

Price Code

Ref No   10406

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