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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1982 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wilcox, Len (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Nickel alloy

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 48, shelf 6

Len Wilcox, the son of a diamond mounter, worked in London and Geneva, For many years he taught at the Sir John Cass School of Art and its successor institutions. He made the sequence shown here as a teaching aid. It shows the stages of manufacture by hand of a solitaire ring (Museum nos. M.235 to 250-2007). The ninth one shows the square wire for the shank of the ring milled to make it thinner and longer.

Physical description

Longer piece of square-section wire. One of fifteen demonstration models mounted on blue perspex.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1982 (made)


Wilcox, Len (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Nickel alloy


Height: 3 mm, Length: 48 mm

Descriptive line

Square wire for shank of ring milled thinner and longer. 9th stage of fifteen showing the making of a finger ring. Made by Len Wilcox, England, 1982.


Jewellery; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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