The legacy of the cigar band began in the mid-19th century. Gustave Bock is credited with the invention of the cigar band in about 1854, and with helping to build the cigar industry in Cuba. By the 1880’s, cigar bands became beautiful intricate artworks known for their brilliant colors. The band became the cigar’s signature, leading to the “golden age” of cigar bands and the introduction of cigar bands as rings in the Victorian Era worn by both men and women.
A very rare English band from the latter part of the 19th century, this delicious example is in substantial gold, weighing 5.5g. Size 7, and featuring delicate and delicious cutouts all around.
Materials and Features: 18k gold
Age/Origin: Victorian, English, c. 1880
Measurements: Size 7, 5.5 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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