Here's an intriguing vintage cocktail ring featuring a corundum (also known as synthetic alexandrite) gemstone!
This Retro ring has a pretty handmade rose gold setting. The corundum has a transitional cut with a smaller table and taller crown than with modern brilliant faceting.
There are three hallmarks inside the band. According to my web searches, the first hallmark indicates it was made in Cairo and is 12k, and acid testing confirms it's 12k. The middle hallmark is the Egyptian seagull or stork, which indicates the metal is gold. The 3rd hallmark indicates the year, and to me looks like the 1943-1944 mark, but I'm not certain.
Ring size: 6; can be sized approx. 1-2 sizes by your local jeweler; avoid disturbing hallmarks
Corundum size: 11 mm diameter; approx. 5 carat
Weight: 3.7 g
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Vintage Egyptian Retro 14k Rose Gold Corundum Synthetic Alexandrite Handmade Cocktail Solitaire Ring