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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1920-30 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Marchak, Alexandre (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Platinum set with coral, diamonds and black plastic

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 30, shelf A, box 11

This ring employs a typial Art Deco colour combination but is unusual in its use of plastic rather than black onyx alongside the precious materials of platinum, coral and diamonds.

Alexandre Marchak was born in Russia in 1892. He fled to Paris in 1918 where he established his jewellery business on the rue de la Paix.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


ca. 1920-30 (made)


Marchak, Alexandre (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Platinum set with coral, diamonds and black plastic


Depth: 2.6 cm, Width: 1.8 cm, Height: 1.1 cm

Descriptive line

Platinum ring set with coral, diamonds and plastic. Designed and made by Alexandre Marchak, Paris, about 1920-30.


Platinum; Coral; Diamond; Plastic


Stone setting


Jewellery; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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