Jewel of the day: Seaman Schepps Amethyst and Carved Chalcedony Ring
Seaman Schepps had among its clients some rather well known names, perhaps foremost among them Wallis, The Duchess of Windsor. Among her legendary jewel collection were several pieces by this company (with a pair of their ear clips left to Princess Michael of Kent).
This ring is offered by Christies right now, through their online auction portal. The catalogue describes it as, “Property of an important private collector. Designed as a carved chalcedony ring set with an oval shaped amethyst within a yellow gold bezel
Metal: 18k yellow gold
Stones: One carved chalcedony, One rectangular shaped amethyst
Size/Dimensions: US ring size 6.5, 19.5 mm at widest point
Signature: Seaman Schepps
Marks: 750, maker’s mark
Gross Weight: 13.8 grams
This Lot ships from New York or is available for collection at Christie’s New York.”
Auction estimate is USD$1000-2000; current bid as of this writing was $1,100.