| Larter & Sons
was a prolific maker of cufflinks and other gentlemen's
accessories during the late 19th century and through much of the
20th century. Their output ranged from fine gold and
gem-set cufflinks, rings and dress sets to less expensive, but
equally well made, accessories crafted in lesser metals.
In the early 1920s the firm created a collection of beautifully
designed, finely crafted men's rings reflecting the arts and
architecture of past historic periods. These rings were
known collectively as the "Period Rings".
The Period Rings were announced to the jewelry trade in a series
of graphically striking advertisements that matched the beauty
and designs of the rings. Below are advertisements for the
Larter rings inspired by ancient Egypt, the Renaissance, Gothic
architecture, the Classical Revival of the 1700s and the reign
of Louis XV in France.