Vintage Art Deco 10k multicolor gold cameo En Habille diamond ring signed BDA Budlong Docherty and Armstrong size 6. The hand carved natural shell cameo is wearing a 1.2mm diamond necklace- "En Habille". The mounting is yellow gold with leaf and flower accents in green and rose gold. The diamond is set into a white gold setting. Measures 13/16" x 5/8", with a 1/4" rise off the top of the finger. The band tapers to 1.3mm at the back of the shank. The cameo itself measures 5/8" x 1/2"and is bezel set into the mounting with a very fine dog toothed edge. Weighs 3.1 grams. Hallmarked and maker marked "10K BDA" on the inside to the band. Faces up beautifully. The cameo shows very little sign of wear and is, along with the mounting, in excellent very well cared for condition. Circa 1920-1940.
About the maker: *B.D.A. (Providence, RI), Budlong Docherty & Armstrong, Inc. Still operating in 1977, They made jewelry in sterling silver, gold filled, 10k and 14K gold, mixing diamonds and other genuine stones. Also prolific maker of baby and children's jewelry. A 1950s advertisement in a jewelry trade publication says "Over 100 Years".
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Please do note that all natural shell cameos when held to strong light will show fine growth lines to some extent, which is unique to each individual piece. We carefully examine all of our cameos to make sure that any hairlines do not penetrate the front and back surfaces of the shell, and do not compromise the integrity of the cameo. Cameos make an incredible traditional bridal gift from mother to daughter, usually given with the intent of wearing at the wedding ceremony, and to eventually pass down to their own daughter. They also make a very popular choice for "Something Borrowed". We recommend storing fine cameo jewelry individually in a crush proof box, away from any other pieces that may damage them. Do not exposed to extreme cold temperatures, and occasionally you should moisturize the shell with olive or mineral oil. Please clean the mounting only with a very mild liquid soap such as Dove Liquid, a soft toothbrush, and a very gentle scrubbing action. Rinse well with plain tepid (luke warm) water, pat dry gently with a soft towel, and re-moisturize the shell cameo with oil after it is thoroughly dry.
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