Gorgeous vintage 14k yellow gold green and white agate hardstone cameo ring, size 5-1/2. Measures 13/16" x 11/16", band tapers to 1.5mm at the back of the ring shank, weighs 5.5 grams. The hand carved agate hardstone measures 5/8" x 1/2" and is bezel set, with a twisted wire rope accent. The ring is hallmarked "14K" as well as maker marked on the inside of the ring shank. In outstanding condition, seldom worn and extremely well cared for. A vintage estate piece circa mid century 1950-60.
About the maker: Church & Company- Newark, New Jersey/ Bloomfield, New Jersey. The company uses a pictorial maker mark of a church. (see additional images below). Founded in 1922 by Charles H. Church and Otto Goetzke in Newark, New Jersey. Moved to new headquarters in Bloomfield, New Jersey in 1967. Their jewelry is produced by die-striking and skilled hand finishing. All rings and jewelry are full 10k, 14k, or 18k gold, not including solder. They have always stamped their fine rings with the identification marks that federal law now requires of all manufacturers. Among the jewelry items they manufacture are ladies' colored stone rings, cultured pearl rings, earrings, bracelets, brooches and pendants; men's colored stone rings, signet rings, emblem rings, all in 10, 14, 18k gold, platinum, and palladium.