Mens Antique Ring Collectible Estate Vintage 10k White Gold Lapis
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Mens Antique Ring Collectible Estate Vintage 10k White Gold Lapis:
A PIECE OF HISTORY WITH FINE NATURAL LAPIS IN 10K WHITE GOLD
DEFINITELY AN OLD RING – AT LEAST 90 YEARS OLD – PROBABLY 100 YEARS OR MORE - DEFINITELY NOT A COPY OR REPRODUCTION!
THIS STYLE WAS STARTED IN CIVIL WAR DAYS IN WHITE GOLD AND CONTINUED THROUGH TO THE EARLY 1930’S. THIS RING WAS MADE BEFORE 1927
GIFTED ON 12-25-27 – ALSO ADDITIONAL INITIALS FOR “FROM TO” – SEE PHOTO
THIS IS THE ONLY WHITE GOLD EXAMPLE I’VE SEEN IN THIS STYLE
WHITE GOLD WAS FIRST DEVELOPED AND PRODUCED ABOUT 1916
A LARGE SIZE RING - .80in LONG (4/5in)
RING IS MARKED “10K”, TESTED AND GUARANTEED 10K WHITE GOLD - NOT GOLD FILLED OR PLATED
ALSO MAKER’S MARK “SSCO”
RING SHOWS MINIMUM WEAR FROM ITS 90 PLUS YEARS OF EXISTENCE BUT THE HAND ENGRAVED DESIGN IS STILL INTACT
THIS DESIGN IS THE MOST COMFORTABLE OF ALL RINGS TO WEAR – NICE AND SMOOTHLY CONTOURED TO YOUR FINGER WITH LITTLE RISE ABOVE YOUR FINGER
THIS RING IS OF STANDARD CONSTRUCTION FOR THIS STYLE BUT MUCH MORE DURABLE – WHITE GOLD IS MUCH MORE DURABLE THE YELLOW GOLD OF THE SAME KARAT
COMES SIZE 9 (I OFFER FREE SIZING FROM SIZE 6 TO 15)
SIZING REQUIRES REMOVING THE STONE, SIZING, AND REMOUNTING SO SIZING WILL TAKE 1 TO 2 EXTRA DAYS FOR SIZING
ALL MY SIZING IS DONE BY CUTTING THE SHANK AND REMOVING OR ADDING A PIECE OF MATCHING GOLD, RE-WELDED, AND POLISHED – NO RINGS ARE EVER “STRETCHED”
RING WEIGHS 4.7grams – STANDARD WEIGHT FOR THIS SIZE AND STYLE RING
THE STONE MEASURES 18.2 x 14.0 mm AND RISES A MERE 2.5mm ABOVE YOUR FINGER – TOP OF RING IS 20.3mm LONG(.80in.)
25mm = 1inch
THIS STONE HAS BEEN CUT AND FIT FOR THIS OLD RING
THIS LAPIS IS THE FINEST LAPIS AVAILABLE - COSTS TWICE AS MUCH FOR THE MATERIAL AS THE MATERIAL WITH PYRITE FLECKS
THE STONE IS GUARANTEED 100% NATURAL AS MINED FROM THE EARTH – NOT TREATED IN ANY WAY SINCE MINING – INCLUDING COLOR
ABSOLUTELY NOT DYED OR COLOR ENHANCED OR STABILIZED OR ANYTHING!!
THE COLOR IN THE PHOTOS IS ALMOST EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE RING IS IN REAL LIFE!!
CITED FROM WIKIPEDIA:
Lapis lazuli is a gemstone of the kind that might have come straight out of the Arabian Nights: a deep blue with golden inclusions of pyrites which shimmer like “Little Stars”.
This opaque, deep blue gemstone has a grand past. It was among the first gemstones to be worn as jewelry and worked on. At excavations in the ancient centers of culture around the Mediterranean, archaeologists have again and again found among the grave furnishings decorative chains and figures made of lapis lazuli – clear indications that the deep blue stone was already popular thousands of years ago among the people of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, Greece and Rome. It is said that the legendary city of Ur on the Euphrates plied a keen lapis lazuli trade as long ago as the fourth millennium B.C., the material coming to the land of the two great rivers from the famous deposits in Afghanistan. In other cultures, lapis lazuli was regarded as a holy stone. Particularly in the Middle East, it was thought to have magical powers. Countless signet rings, scarabs and figures were wrought from the blue stone which Alexander the Great brought to Europe. There, the color was referred to as 'ultramarine', which means something like 'from beyond the sea'
THIS FINE OLD RING WILL CERTAINLY GIVE ITS WEARER REAL PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP – AND PROUD TO WEAR INTO THE MOST ELEGANT SURROUNDINGS!!!
IF YOU WISH YOUR RING SIZED, PLEASE TELL ME SOON AFTER WINNING - I USUALLY SHIP SAME OR NEXT DAY AFTER PAYMENT. SIZING TAKES 1 TO 2 DAYS.
EFFORT IS MADE TO PRESENT YOUR RING ACCURATELY – IF THERE IS AN ERROR IN THE
LISTING OR SUBSTANTIAL DIFFERENCE IN COLOR OF STONES YOU MAY RETURN FOR FULL
IF YOU JUST CHANGE YOUR MIND, SORRY, I CANNOT REFUND YOUR MONEY
PAYMENT IS DUE WITHIN 3 DAYS OF END OF sale
ALL MY RINGS ARE PURCHASED IN THE US (OCCASIONALLY ONE IN CANADA) – ALL UPGRADING, REFURBISHING, SIZING, STONE CUTTING, POLISHING, MOUNTING, ETC. , IS DONE IN THE US BY AMERICANS – COPIES OR REPRODUCTIONS ARE ALSO DONE 100% BY AMERICANS IN THE US, AND I AM AN AMERICAN LIVING IN THE US.
NO OUT-SOURCING HERE!
MANY STONES COME FROM US MINES - A FEW STONES (UNCUT ROUGH MATERIAL) ARE PURCHASED FROM AUSTRALIA, AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, CHINA, THAILAND, INDIA, AFRICA, AND SOUTH AMERICA
PLEASE – NO ECHECKS - PAYING WITH ECHECK WILL DELAY SHIPPING 1 TO 3 WEEKS!
FREE SHIPPING INCLUDES:
USPS FIRST CLASS MAIL WITH DELIVERY CONFIRMATION SIGNATURE REQUIRED, USPS INSURANCE FOR FULL VALUE.
I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR PROPER MAILING ONLY; SORRY NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACTUAL DELIVERY. IF YOU DON'T RECEIVE YOUR ITEM, I WILL FILE A CLAIM AFTER 21DAYS (REQUIRED BY US POST OFFICE ) AND YOU WILL BE REFUNDED DIRECTLY BY US POSTAL SERVICE. IF YOUR PACKAGE ARRIVES DAMAGED OR OPEN – DO NOT ACCEPT!!
SHIPPING IS USUALLY SAME OR NEXT DAY FROM PAYMENT, INCLUDING SATURDAYS. OTHER SHIPPING METHODS AVAILABLE INCLUDING USPS EXPRESS MAIL FOR $17. IN US.
$25.00 FOR PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL (SIGNED FOR) FULLY INSURED TO VALUE.
I WILL INSURE AND PAY FOR ALL POSTAL INSURANCE WHERE AVAILABLE.
I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR PROPER MAILING ONLY; SORRY NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACTUAL DELIVERY.
MY SHIPPING CHARGE FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS LESS THAN ACTUAL POSTAGE COSTS – I PAY ADDITIONAL POSTAL CHARGES AND CHARGES FOR INSURANCE
IN CASE OF LOSS, I WILL FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CARRIER AND
REIMBURSE YOU WHEN I RECEIVE PAYMENT FROM INSURANCE
I CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE IF YOU ARE CHARGED BY YOUR POST OFFICE – IT SHOULD BE FOR CUSTOMS OF YOUR COUNTRY – NOT MORE POSTAGE COSTS!! I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR COUNTRY’S CUSTOMS CHARGES.
IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC MAILING INSTRUCTIONS, LET ME KNOW. INSURANCE CANNOT EXCEED CUSTOMS VALUATION DECLARATION
YOUR RING WILL COME IN A BLACK RING BOX IN A WHITE PAPER BOX
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