Signed Lambert Bros. Edwardian Diamond Ring
From the esteemed New York jewelry house of Lambert Brothers comes this feminine and sophisticated platinum ring from the Edwardian era. A sparkling old European cut diamond of an estimated .45 carats (I-J color; VS2-SI1 clarity for minute white inclusions barely visible even with magnification). The sides of the centered diamond are graced with two (2) old European cut accent diamonds of a total estimated weight of .03 carats bringing the entire total estimated diamond weight to .48 carats. All set in a finely detailed high rise platinum mount with pierced and open metal work with ornately engraved gallery and sides.
Date: Circa 1910.
Measurements: 3/8 of an inch (0.9 cm) in length north to south on the hand and rises 5/16 of an inch (0.7 cm) in height off the finger. Weight of 3.5 grams (2.3 dwt).
Ring Size: US 6-3/4 (UK N; Euro or Int. Circum. 53.8 mm; Japan over 13; Int. Dia. 17.1 mm) and easily can be sized to fit most. Ring sizing information.
Hallmarks: “Lambert”; engraved to the interior are initials, possibly “AJN”.
Condition: Excellent; faint traces of previous resizing visible with magnification.
Note: Diamonds have not been removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting. All diamond weights have been approximated by measurement and formula and may vary from actual weights. Grading has been done in situ and also may vary if stones are removed.
Historical Notes: Founded in 1877 by August V. Lambert, the jewelry house of Lambert Bros. was located on the southwest corner of Third Avenue and 58th Street. Around 1930 construction of a new store at the northeast corner of Lexington and 60th Street was completed. A magnificent, four-faced gold clock outside their jewelry store was erected shortly after the building was completed to advertise the shop. Moving again around 1968, Lambert Brothers Jewelry was now at 545 Madison Avenue at 55th Street where it remained until 1978 when Victor Lambert sold the company to the Zale Corporation. The clock was removed and placed in storage. Shortly thereafter, Victor made headlines by buying the $3 million 69.42 carat diamond that Richard Burton had given to Elizabeth Taylor.
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