This vintage 1939 platinum wedding band ring has a leaf and beading pattern on its rounded exterior. This 1.5mm wide wedding band is hallmarked "10% IRID-PLAT., T.L.P., J.L.R., 5/12/39". Comes with its original Art Deco era ring box, marked "J.E. Caldwell & Co., Philadelphia, Wilmington" in gilt lettering on the bottom. Ring is in very good condition - worn from 50 years of wear.
This elegant platinum wedding band has a very interesting provenance. It belonged to Jane P., wife of a Pittsburgh steel tycoon, Mr. P., who knew Andrew Carnegie well. Mr. P. also knew Winston Churchill (In fact, Churchill gifted him an exquisite cigar humidor box made from sterling silver with a carved jadeite dragon handle. The family has a photo of Mr. P. playing badminton with Churchill (wearing Bermuda-style shorts, no less!). Winston Churchill visited Edward P. several times during World War II, regarding production of steel for the war industry for Great Britain.
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