Rose gold-filled antique Victorian ring with a really great old maker mark "W.L.&Co."- size 5, set with a composite coral cameo in high relief. The patent for this artificial composite coral was obtained in 1855. Measures 11/16" x 7/16", with a high relief 5/16" rise off the top of the band. Split style shank with hand engraved decoration on the shoulders of the band which tapers to 2.6mm at the back of the ring shank. The bezel set artificial composite coral cameo has wonderful detail of a lady with flowers in her flowing locks of hair. This make of this ring has a very interesting history W.L.&Co. (Saint Louis, MO)- produced advertising trade cards with the city and state of the particular jewelers that handled their line of rings. According to the advertising cards, their tag line was "Rings that look like gold, sound like gold, wear like gold, are as good as gold." The rings, at the turn of the century, sold for under $1.00, most under 50 cents, and according to their adverts "will stand a gold acid test" and were warranted for 3 years. The ring is in exceptional condition, and very well cared for. Circa late 1800s. THIS RING COMES WITH AN ORIGINAL ADVERTISING CARD FROM AKRON, OHIO.
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If you live within the United States and wish to return an item, you MUST notify us within the allowable THREE (3) DAY INSPECTION PERIOD after you receive it. We will refer to the USPS delivery confirmation (tracking) date that was provided to you at the time of your purchase. Layaways are Non-Refundable, transactions made outside of the United States are Non-Refundable. We do not charge restock fees for returns. Refunds are issued less shipping costs. No exceptions will be made to our return/refund policy.
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1) The item must be mailed back to us within 7 days of your notification of return.
2) The item must be returned via US Postal Service, in its original packaging, insured for the full purchase price with tracking. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs. Please provide us with the tracking number once posted.
3) The item must be received in the same condition as when it was shipped to you, with any tags or identifying marks intact.