Wonderful vintage Retro Moderne late Art Deco 14k yellow gold (with white gold trim) carved black onyx diamond ring signed Walter Lampl, size 8-1/2. Measures 11/16" x 5/8" with a side profile rise of 1/4", band tapers to 1.3mm at the back of the ring shank, weighs 4.9 grams. Very unusually shaped hand carved black onyx has a bulbous domed shape with double pointed tips separated by a wide trench down the vertical center which serves to hold the wide thick prongs as part of the design element. The side of the band are flat half crescent moon shapes with heavily ribbed shoulders, that are accented with white gold tops and 6 diamonds, 3 on each side. The round single cut 1.2mm (.06ct total weight) diamonds are securely bead set into the white gold mount. The white gold and diamonds against the yellow gold and black onyx are very dramatic and quite elegant. The ring is hallmarked "14K" and hallmarked "W.L." on the inside of the ring shank. In outstanding well cared for condition, circa 1940-1950.
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The Lampl Company (New York, New York), was founded by Walter Lampl in 1921. It was a wholesale jewelry company creating bold and highly individualistic jewelry, prong set, using frequently semi precious gemstones, at times synthetic stones, the highest quality clear and colored rhinestones and crystals, and natural seed pearls on karat gold (10K and 14K), sterling silver, rhodium, and gold plating as base metals. The carved green jadite and other precious stones came from China in the 1920s and 1930s. Lampl’s designed included fish, ballerinas, peacock, flowers and floral arrangements, Victorian Revival themes, and circus items. Motto of Lampl jewelry was "Creators of the Unusual, as Usual". Some of the jewelry in WWII was produced in Mexico. Walter Lampl died in 1945 and his wife Sylvia Lampl and son Walter Jr. took over managing the company. The company ceased operations in 1959.
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