Here is a beautiful 18K gold, totally hand constructed ring set with an oval synthetic Alexandrite. Hand constructed means that all parts were cut out of gold sheet and wire, hand formed and soldered together. The gem measures 11.7mm long by 9.7mm wide and 6.4mm deep. It is of medium violet color and is very clear. The ring is size 6.25 and weighs 5 grams. It is 18.6mm wide at the top and tapers to 2.1mm at the bottom of the shank. This ring is stamped with 3 stamps and all on the outside of the shank. Under magnification we see that the ring was made in Soviet Union. It shows a Soviet Star with a hammer and sickle inside it. To the right of it has 750, European marking for 18K gold. Much of the jewelry made in the Soviet union for the domestic consumption was of a reddish color gold. This one having a yellow gold and 750 stamp was most likely made for export.
Dainty 18K Gold Ring Made In Soviet Union, Synthetic Alexandrite