BIRKS Art Deco Sterling Rhinestone Watch Ring
This beautiful watch ring from the Art Deco era (ca1920s-1930s) is a signed piece by Maison Birks! The ring is crafted in sterling silver, and frames a miniature self-winding watch at the center of a rhinestone encrusted border. The watch face has a white background with metallic blue hands and numerals.The words "SWISS MADE" appear at the bottom. A small winder can be found at the side, and lightly engraved details travel around the edge of the centerpiece, extending to a smooth tapered band. Stamped inside the shank and undercarriage is the serial number "17279" and the "BIRKS" signature hallmark. A hinge at the back of the centerpiece can be flipped open to reveal the inner mechanisms of the watch movement. A very unusual and creative timepiece, this gorgeous ring would make a unique addition to any vintage collection!
Measurement: The ring has a finger size 7.5, but could easily be resized up or down. The watch centerpiece measures 5/8" tall, 1/2" wide, and rests 1/4" high above the finger when worn.
Condition: The overall condition of the watch ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling silver setting. The watch face and glass covering are intact and free of scratches. All of the rhinestones are intact and securely set. Watches of this era should be cleaned and oiled periodically and at this time, the watch is in fine working order. Although the watch is functional, the self-winding design means that it must be wound on a regular basis to keep time.