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Antique solid opal, pearl and ruby bangle made by Duggin Shappere & Co

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Antique solid opal, pearl and ruby bangle made by Duggin Shappere & Co

A brief history on Duggin Shappere and Co.

Duggin Shappere and Co were one of Australia’s most prolific and famous jewellery firms starting in Melbourne in 1896.Founded by H Duggin and P Shappere became well known for Australian themed jewellery as well as other high end pieces set with diamonds and opals among other precious gemstones. The Great Depression took a toll on this prestigious Australian company, and they closed their doors in 1929, however in their brief time, they produced highly collectable jewellery that is so sought after today. Their jewellery was marked with an anchor symbol.

This bangle made by them in 15 carat rose gold, is set with four solid Lightning Ridge black opals. Regarded as the best in the world, the colours emanating from these opals is incredible. Highlighted with a ruby and thirty five seed pearls, this bangle is a wonderful example by Duggin, Shappere & Co.

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