Mens Ring Collectible Antique Vintage Deco Estate Bloodstone 10k Yellow Gold
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Mens Ring Collectible Antique Vintage Deco Estate Bloodstone 10k Yellow Gold:
BEAUTIFUL OLD bloodSTONE RING
THIS IS DEFINITELY AN OLD RING – AT LEAST 50 YEARS OLD
DEFINITELY ALL HAND MADE – NOT CAST FROM A MOLD
THIS IS A MEDIUM LARGE SIZE RING – TOP MEASURES .68in LONG (JUST OVER 2/3in)
MARKED “10K” – TESTED AND GUARANTEED 10K SOLID YELLOW GOLD – NO PLATING OR GOLD FILLED
ALSO MAKER’S MARK “H” – SEE LAST PHOTO
EXCELLENT CONDITION – SHOW LITTLE OR NO WEAR
SHANK(BAND) IS THICK, WIDE, AND HEAVY
RING WEIGHS 6.5grams – MEDIUM TO HEAVY WEIGHT FOR THIS SIZE
THIS IS A WELL CONSTRUCTED AND SHOWY RING IN GOOD CONDITION – ENGRAVING IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
RING IS NOW SIZE 9½ (I OFFER FREE SIZING FROM SIZE 6 TO 14)
IF YOU NEED YOUR RING SIZED, PLEASE TELL ME SOON AS I SHIP SAME OR NEXT DAY AS PAYMENT – NO DELAY 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”
THE STONE MEASURES 16..mm x 12.0mm AND RISES A MERE 4.6mm ABOVE YOUR FINGER
TOP OF RING MEASURES 17.2mm (.68in.) LONG
25mm = 1inch
THIS VERY SMOOTH, FLAT CUT STONE MAKES THIS RING EXTRA COMFORTABLE TO WEAR AND AT THE SAME TIME HAS A RICH, MASCULINE LOOK
THIS STONE WAS CUT, POLISHED, AND MOUNTED IN THIS OLD MOUNTING
THIS bloodSTONE IS THE MOST TRADITIONAL COLOR, VERY DARK GREEN WITH BRICK RED, OBVIOUSLY FROM INDIA AND THE SAME COLOR USED IN MUCH VICTORIAN JEWELRY, BOTH MENS AND WOMENS
VICTORIAN JEWELRY USED bloodSTONE FROM INDIA,IN THOSE DAYS A COLONY OF VICTORIAN ENGLAND
THE STONE IS 100% NATURAL AND NOT ALTERED NOR ENHANCED IN ANY WAY SINCE IT WAS MINED, CUT, POLISHED, AND MOUNTED IN THIS OLD RING
the martyr's gem
bloodstone, green jasper dotted with bright red spots of iron oxide, was treasured in ancient times and served for a long time as the birthstone for March. This attractive chalcedony quartz is also known as heliotrope because in ancient times polished stones were described as reflecting the sun: perhaps the appearance of the gem reminded the ancients of the red setting sun, mirrored in the ocean.
Medieval Christians often used bloodstone to carve scenes of the crucifixion and martyrs, for which reason it was also dubbed the martyr's stone. According to the legend about the origin of bloodstone, it was first formed when drops of Christ's blood fell and stained some jasper at the foot of the cross. A beautiful example of carved bloodstone with the seal of the German Emperor Rudolf II can be seen at the Louvre in Paris.
Even today, finely pulverised bloodstone is used as a medicine and aphrodisiac in India. Perhaps that explains why it is now rather difficult to find fine specimens of bloodstone on the market. bloodstone is mined in India, Australia, and the United States.
Info on bloodstone was Created by ICA Gem Bureau Idar-Oberstein
THIS FINE OLD RING WILL CERTAINLY GIVE ITS WEARER REAL PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP – AND PROUD TO WEAR INTO THE MOST ELEGANT SURROUNDINGS!!!
IF YOU NEED YOUR RING SIZED, PLEASE TELL ME WHEN PAYING OR SOON AFTER - I USUALLY SHIP SAME OR NEXT DAY AFTER PAYMENT - SIZING TAKES 1 TO 2 DAYS MORE
PAYMENT REQUIRED WITHIN 3 DAYS OF END OF sale
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
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 THE US AS WELL.
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
I DO MY OWN PHOTOGRAPHY – I DO NOT USE PHOTO SHOP
I DO NOT ACCEPT ECHECKS – TOO MANY PROBLEMS AND DELAYS
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 EXPRESS 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 ALMOST EXACT DIRECT POSTAGE COSTS – I PAY ADDITIONAL CHARGES FOR 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 RING BOX IN A WHITE PAPER BOX
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