Condition: excellent condition - (more info on our condition scale)
Country of origin: France
Style: Fifties (of the twentieth century) - See also: Fifties (of the twentieth century)or more info on styles
Period: ca. 1950 - (events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era)
Material: platinum and 18K yellow gold - (more info on precious metals)
Extra information: Mauboussin - Mauboussin is a French jewellery firm started in 1827 by the artisan jeweler M.Rocher and which bloomed with the collaboration of Jean-Baptiste Noury. Mouboussin opened their first US store in New York in 2009 and now havemany shops all over the globe.
Diamond(s): One brilliant cut diamondwith an estimated weight of ± 0.30ct.; six brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 0.90ct.; 18 brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 1.50ct.
Total diamond count: 25 pcs.
Total diamond weight: approx. 2.70 crt. with an average colour and clarity: F/H, vs/si.
- All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April. - (more info on birthstones)
Signature: Mauboussin - Paris
Engraving: "Mauboussin - Paris" and the number "14313"
Hallmarks: The French control mark for 18K gold representing an eagle's head (that was in use in France from about 1838) and the French control mark for platinum representing a dog's head (that was in use in France from about 1912). - (more info on hallmarks)
Dimensions: width of top of ring 1,49 cm (0,59 inch)
Weight: 9,60 gram (6,17 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 52 & 16½ , Size US 6 , Size UK: L
Resizing: Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge). - (more info on ring sizes)
In the year 1827 a jewelry company was established in Paris, by uncle and nephew Mr. Rocher and Baptiste Noury. Later however, in 1850, Baptiste Noury had taken the company entirely into his own hands. A few years after that his own nephew joined and took the lead in 1896: this time it was Georges Mauboussin.
In 1922, the company began to identify as "Mauboussin, Successeur de Noury" and it was not too long before this title was shortened to "Mauboussin" only. The house experienced a period of growth during these years and was known to take part in all major international exhibitions in the first half of the 20th century. During the "Exposition des Arts Décoratifs" in the year 1925 in Paris, the "Grand Prix" was awarded to the house, because of the contribution to the art of jewelry in general. Georges Mauboussin received the "Legion d'Honneur". The house opened a number of stores in cities as London and Buenos Aires after this, although these were closed in later years.
In October 1929, Mauboussin opened its first office in the city of New York, US. After the crash in the stock market barely a month later, the company had to experience a fuse together with the American jeweler Trabert & Hoeffer. The latter took over the store; all pieces were being sold under the name "Trabert & Hoeffer Inc. Mauboussin" after this event. Until the '50s, this construction continued. In 2002, most of the company was purchased by a Swiss businessman; Patrick Mauboussin remained involved with the company as a designer.