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'Raindance' ring

  • Object:

    Ring

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)
    Liverpool (designed)

  • Date:

    2009 (made)
    2000 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Boodles (maker)
    Boodles (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Platinum set with faceted diamonds.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Boodles

  • Museum number:

    M.52:1-2009

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 42, shelf D, box 5

This ring is one of a family of 'Raindance' jewels designed and retailed by the firm of Boodles. The design for the ring was conceived in 2000, and the first ring was made in 2002. The title 'Raindance' celebrates the abundance and good fortune which traditionally follow a raindance.

By August 2009 over a thousand 'Raindance' rings had been sold in a number of different versions: in gold and diamonds; platinum and diamonds; pink sapphires, diamonds and platinum; and aquamarines, diamonds and platinum.

Boodles was founded as Boodle and Dunthorne in Liverpool in 1798. Its London shops include one in New Bond Street opened in 2007. It also has shops in Liverpool, Manchester, Chester and Dublin. Boodles is a family company run by Nicholas and Michael Wainwright, the fifth generation to work in the business.

Physical description

Platinum ring set with nine diamonds. A ribbed hoop divides into three separate elements at the front of the ring, each set with three brilliant-cut diamonds, irregularly spaced.

Place of Origin

London (made)
Liverpool (designed)

Date

2009 (made)
2000 (designed)

Artist/maker

Boodles (maker)
Boodles (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Platinum set with faceted diamonds.

Marks and inscriptions

BOODLES
engraved on back of hoop

0115J0940B SXXX 1.49
On hoop.

B & D in shaped punch
On hoop: sponsor's mark of Boodle & Dunthorne

Orb, 950 in shaped punch, leopard's head, date letter k
On hoop: London marks for 950 platinum, 2009

Dimensions

Height: 25 mm top of bezel to back of hoop, Diameter: 22 mm east-west, Depth: 14 mm

Object history note

This ring is one of a family of 'Raindance' jewels designed and retailed by the firm of Boodles. The design for the ring was conceived in 2000, and the first ring was made in 2002. The title 'Raindance' celebrates the abundance and good fortune which traditionally follow a raindance.

By August 2009 over a thousand 'Raindance' rings had been sold in a number of different versions: in gold and diamonds; platinum and diamonds; pink sapphires, diamonds and platinum; and aquamarines, diamonds and platinum.

Descriptive line

'Raindance' ring. Platinum, diamonds. Boodles, England, 2009.

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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