Antique "9-2-27" Art Deco 1920s SIZE 7 1/2 US 18K Belais wedding band

An 18K Art Deco Era wedding band from Belais Manufacturing Co., the original patent holders of white gold in the United States. The band is engraved, "O.N.J. to H.M.K. 9.2.'27". The band has hand-carved orange blossoms spaced by rows of milgrain. You can see an advertisement for a similar band in a 1928 catalog in the last photo here.

Lang Antiques via Antique Jewelry University has this side note to offer about the founder of Belais Manufacturing Co.

"As an interesting aside, David Belais may be better known for his efforts on behalf of animals as the founder in 1904 of the Humane Society of New York. He served without pay as its President until his death. In 1929, he was also instrumental in establishing the first free animal clinic at the Humane Society headquarters."

Measurements: Size 7 1/2 US, 2.2 grams, 2.5 mm wide
Era: 1920s (1927)
Markings: BELAIS 18K for Belais Manufacturing Co. and a personal engraving

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