Art Moderne 14K White Gold Linde Pink Star Sapphire Ring. Made about 1950, this ring features a 6.5 CT pink lab created star sapphire made by Linde. The modernist ring has bold curvaceous design with a four prong raised head for the oval cabochon. The ring is marked 14K.
The head measures 11.9 mm wide and is 11.75 mm high. The shank tapers to 2.1 mm at the reverse and the ring is a size 5.5.
In very good vintage condition, with minor surface wear and 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: Art Moderne, 1940s
METAL/MATERIALS: 14K White Gold and 6.5 CT Lab Created Pink Linde Star Sapphire
CONDITION: In very good vintage condition, with minor surface wear and no damage noted. The ring has been worn little.
MEASUREMENTS: The ring is 11.9 mm at the head, with a height of 11.75 mm.
RING SIZE: 5.5
WEIGHT: 5.8 grams
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