The majority of items can be re-sized free of charge.
Artists and craftsman have for many centuries signed their masterpieces with initials, symbols or other recognisable signatures or markings. This tradition has not been overlooked when it comes to master jewellers who have signed their work so that their skills and innovative designs would forever be identified as their creations.
Perhaps the earliest type of signature on jewellery is the maker’s mark which was primarily used so that the maker or company responsible for marking the gold could be identified. Over the centuries the maker’s mark became more mainstream and functioned as a trademark.
A maker’s mark was originally a stamp which included either a pictogram or the initials of the company concealed on the inside or outside of the ring’s band. Signatures are usually a little more noticeable with either the full name of the jeweller or a widely recognisable abbreviated version of the jewellery firm.
Having an item which has been signed by a specific maker can increase the rarity and prestige of the jewellery. This is particularly true of items which bear the signatures of Fabergé, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Boivin, Yard, Black, Star and Frost, J.E. Caldwell, Mauboussin, Boucheron, Seaman Schepps and Wiese to name a few.
Connoisseurs, collectors and jewellery lovers will all behold a jewellery masterpiece and search for a glimpse of the coveted signature.
We are pleased to announce the exciting news that the Berganza showroom is expanding! The showroom has now closed for renovations and will reopen in due course.
Our website will remain active throughout this period. All enquiries will be responded to during this time and any items purchased online will be shipped as usual, we offer complimentary shipping both within the UK and internationally.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
The Team at Berganza
Oscar Heyman Brothers art deco sapphire and diamond ring, American, circa 1935.
Oscar Heyman Brothers Art Deco sapphire and diamond ring. Horizontally set to centre with seven square step cut diamonds in open back channel settings with an approximate combined weight of 1.05 carats, further set with twenty rectangular baguette cut natural unenhanced sapphires in open back rubover settings with a combined approximate weight of 1.00 carats, further adorned with twenty round brilliant cut diamonds in open back grain settings with a combined weight of 0.36 carats. The total approximate diamond weight is 1.41 carats, to a striking five row design featuring a stepped bezel, polished edges and fancy open backholing, flanked by trumpeting geometric shoulders flowing down to a solid tapering flat shank. Tested platinum and iridium, numbered '27392' and '11', American, circa 1935.