Learn about Rhoda Wager

Rhoda Wager (1875 - 1953) was a London born jewellery designer who migrated to Fiji in in 1913, and then to Sydney in in 1918. She had studied art in Bristol, and then attended the School of Art, Glasgow from 1897 - 1903 where she studied the Arts & Crafts style, and also exhibited there. She opened premises in Martin Place, adjacent to the major hotels of the day, which supplied much of her clientile, then later moved to Market Street and then Victoria Arcade Chambers. Her jewellery was also sold on consignment by the Sydney department store, Farmer & Co. Where practical, her jewellery was clearly labelled with a silver plate soldered to the back, reading "WAGER" inside a rectangular frame. Rhoda Wagers best known design was of trailing vines, leaves and tiny berries. She retired in 1946.
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Sterling silver Rhoda Wager style pendant, set with amethyst glass on silver chain

Vintage silver and opal set ring, in Rhoda Wager style, tested as silver

An Arts & Crafts opal brooch attributed to Rhoda Wager, the open circular brooch set with four opal doublets within a floral and foliate frame in sterling silver highlighted with gold accents

An agate brooch by Dorothy Rhoda Wager, centrally set with a round agate cut en cabochon, within a pierced circular frame with foliate and ball decoration, mounted in sterling silver, signed Wager

A Rhoda Wager style opal suite, circa 1920's, comprising necklace, bracelet and earrings, set with opal doublets of good colour in foliate style mount with gum leaf motifs. Signed Curio Shop, 76 (Castlereagh) St. Rose gold and silver

Gold and opal bracelet, 9ct yellow gold, in the style of Rhoda Wager, with five cabochon opals, stamped '9ct, weight approximately 16.3 grams

Rhoda Wager (1875-1953) Arts & Crafts opal brooch the oval cabochon opal with silver surround in form of leaves and berries, together with silver and green agate bracelet, both items stamped 'WAGER', (A/F) (2) weight approximately 16 grams

An Australian jadeite and silver dress ring by Rhoda Wager with applied gold foliate shoulders. Ring size 'I'

An Australian silver bracelet and brooch, in the Rhoda Wager style, of pierced design with gum leaf decoration

A silver bar brooch in the manner of Rhoda Wager; set with an imitation pearl; metal pin

A silver and banded agate ring, Rhoda Wager, Sydney. (Reference p.113 Australian Jewellery, 19th & 20th century, Anne Schofield, Kevin Fahy)

School of Rhoda Wager, Arts & Crafts style opal doublet jewellery suite c.1940's set in 9ct, 14ct and 18ct yellow and rose gold. Consisting of a necklet, brooch and ring. All with matching opal doublets of brilliant opalescence, predominantly red, blue/vio

Opal pendant with silver surround in form of leaves and berries possibly by Rhoda Wager

Opal pendant with silver surround in form of leaves and berries possibly by Rhoda Wager

An opal brooch, crafted in the Rhoda Wager style, the solid crystal opal, within a decorative foliate mount, in 9ct gold

Opal pendant with silver and gold surround in form of leaves and berries possibly by Rhoda Wager in a Percy Marks presentation case

A shell cameo and silver brooch by Rhoda Wager, the profile potrait of a classical lady, rim-set with berry and leaf applied silver frame.

An opal and silver ring, a white crystal opal cabochon rim-set in leaf-decorated silver with twin wire shank; in the manner of Rhoda Wager

A silver brooch by Rhoda Wager; set with mother of pearl. Length 38mm. Wt. 6.1g

Rhoda Wager (Aust) silver brooch with pearl, marked on the back

School of Rhoda Wager, Arts & Crafts style opal doublet jewellery suite, c. 1940's set in 9ct, 14ct and 18ct yellow and rose gold Consisting of a necklet, brooch and ring. All with matching opal doublets of brilliant opalescence, predominantly red, blue/vi

School of Rhoda Wager (NSW) sterling silver Arts & Crafts style ring, c. 1925 with grapevine and leaves decoration with carved large carnelian stone. (Tested sterling) length 3.2 cm. Note similar examples of this jewellery are held in the Powerhouse Museum

School of Rhoda Wager (NSW) sterling silver Arts & Crafts style brooch, c. 1935 with a chalcedony stone, intaglio crest seal, verso. (Tested sterling) length 3.5 cm

An opal doublet gold bracelet in the Rhoda Wager style the five rectangular 9ct gold pierced panels having applied leaf decoration set with three graduated oval opal doublets displaying good play of colour total length 17 cm total weight 23.8gms

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