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    Posted 5 years ago

    TassieDevil
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    Hello everyone.

    This little ring is so cute! as is the Tasmanian jeweller's box it came in, don't know if it is the original retailer's box, but I love old jewellery boxes too.

    The ring is 9ct gold made by Australian maker Willis and Sons with the hallmark: Unicorn head 9 W.

    This is the first expanding shank ring that I have seen! It fits my pinky finger, so I have not tried to force it onto my ring finger.

    I found an advert for an expanding ring from 1917......even though it has a swastika on it the shank is the same as mine, so I am prepared to call my ring from this time frame.
    Hope you like it! Thanks.

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      ~ W ~ O ~ W ~

      neat find !!
    2. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Hi Rose.....thank you!
    3. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 5 years ago
      I've never seen one of these - very cool ring!
    4. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Many thanks Nicefice,antiquerose and NevadaBlades for the love....much appreciated!
    5. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Hello courtenayantiques, thanks for your comment and love....it is on the unusual side isn't it!!!!
    6. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      TassieDevil with a ring from Tasmania - what do you know about that....

      :-))))))))
    7. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Ha ha Efesgirl......and I am not even Tasmanian!! I am from Sydney, have been here since 2002.....thanks for the love!!!!!
    8. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much vetraio50 for the love
    9. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Very interesting! Love the fact it has its box, and you found the model in an old ad :-)
    10. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Much appreciated racer4four, kyratango and aura for looking and the love!
    11. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Thanks kyratango, yes it is interesting isn't it! I have seen bangles with similar to this expanding section....and the little box is gorgeous. Thanks again for taking the time to comment and love.
    12. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 5 years ago
      Beautiful ring, love the way it adjusts to fit!
    13. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Your time frame appears to be correct. This ad from E.F. Hodgkinson shows him working in the clock business in 1915:

      https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10450/north-western-advocate-and-the-emu-bay-times-tas-july?itemId=28448992&action=showRecord
    14. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Hi nutsabotas6, thanks so much for your lovely comment....really appreciated...Judy
    15. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Hello katherinescollections, this is wonderful, thanks very much for going to the trouble of researching this for me......really appreciated...Judy
    16. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      valentino97,brunswick,davyd286,katherinescollections,nutsabotas6,Bettyb00,aura,kyratango,racer4four,vetraio50,Efesgirl,courtenayantiques,NevadaBlades,
      antiquerose,Nicefice. So many loves.! Thank you everyone for your appreciation and love....and for making me feel really welcome in CW. Regards to all, Judy
    17. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Thanks very much Peasejean55 for the love....appreciate you taking the time to look!
    18. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      pops52 and Windwalker.....thank you for looking and the love! Appreciated.
    19. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Zilla and Jenni, really appreciate you taking the time to look and love, thank you both:))

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