Vintage Modernist 14K Yellow Gold Linde Star Ruby Ring. Made in the 1950s, this round Dark Pink Linde Star Ruby. The round cabochon stone is held in a bead-ended belcher mounting with dimpled surface with framed round piercing.
The ring measures 12.65 mm wide at the head, which stands 10 mm high. Shank tapers to 3.5 mm at the reverse.
The ring is a size 6 and is stamped 14K on the inside of the shank.
In excellent vintage condition, with no damage of any sort noted.
We recently obtained a collection of rings from the estate of a long-term Union Carbide employee. This ring if from that purchase. The Union Carbide company created a number of synthetic stones in the period from 1940 -1980. Among their production were Linde Star Sapphires, Linde Star Rubies, Linde Hydrothermal Emeralds, Lab-Created Amethysts, and Synthetic Yttrium Aluminum Garnets (a diamond substitute). Union Carbide employees were able to purchase jewelry containing these stones through the company and this gentleman bought his wife dozens of rings over the decades.
ERA: Mid-Century, 1950s
METAL/MATERIALS: 14K Yellow Gold and 2.25 CT Lab Created Linde Star Ruby
CONDITION: In excellent vintage condition, with no damage noted. The ring has been worn little, if any.
MEASUREMENTS: The ring is 12.65 mm wide at the head and is 10 mm high.
RING SIZE: 6
WEIGHT: 6 grams
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