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Aussie wedding band
by: Emily

Thanks Yvonne, the information you've provided is very good. I'll definitely use this website again.

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Not Coo-ee Ring
by: Yvonne

Emily -
no - it's not a coo-ee ring. Sorry I got carried away when I was researching this hallmark and found the Australian COO- EE Jewellery story which is another topic and decided it being an australian topic it might be of interest.


Your ring is a 1900s early Australian 15ct gold hallmarked wedding ring in great condition. Thank you for the great photo. It makes researching hallmarks so much easier. Drop by again! All the best Yvonne

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Australian wedding band - coo-ee
by: Emily

Thanks Yvonne, that information was very helpful.

Just to clarify is it a coo-ee ring?

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Australian Gold Wedding Band - Coo-ee!
by: Anonymous

Hi Emily

a very interesting early Australian gold wedding ring - it's going to be difficult to exactly pinpoint the year as there is no date stamp but before the 1930s -1920s sounds about right.
The ring was made by J. Lawrence, Pty., Ltd., Elizabeth House, Victoria. The series of three hallmarks represented the guaranteed quality marks that were maintained by the manufacturing jewellers' association of Victoria that was formed in 1889. These three marks were equal to the English Hall Marks as a Guarantee of Quality.


First is the members stamp (J. Lawrence) then the 15 (gold content) and the quality symbol for 15 ct gold which was at the time in Australia a sheep being shorn (the end mark in the series).

Just an aside, The famous "Coo-ee" shout used in Australia, usually in the Bush, to attract attention, find missing people, or indicate one's own location not only became a jewellery trade mark registered by Maude Wordsworth James of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia in 1906 and 1907 but novel "coo-ee" designs were made with the word "Coo-ee" displayed in a clealry visible position. There was quite a big demand for "coo-ee" jewellery at the turn of the 20th c in Australia and designs included brooches, lace pins, rings, bangles, sleeve links and trinkets.

Best Regards
Yvonne

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Double entry
by: Emily

Thanks Yvonne, I made 2 entries by mistake. I didn't think the first went through. Sorry for the confusion.

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Year and Maker of Antique Australian Gold Ring
by: Yvonne

Hi Emily

only ust replied to your same question? The ring is definately Australian made. It will take a few days to research the exact date and maker. If you are in a desperate hurry - you might like to use the paid expert appraisal service as this ring is not set with modern cut diamonds or gemstones.

Kind Regards
Yvonne

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