Very scarce and special vintage WW2 military US Army Corps of Engineers ladies Sweetheart Forget Me Not 10k yellow gold ring signed NABCo Ballou, size 5. The ring and shank are sturdy , so this is safely and easily able to be sized up. Exceptional detail! Measures 1/2", band tapers to 2.7mm at the back of the ring shank, weighs 4.5 grams. Hallmarked and maker marked "10K NABC0" on the inside of the ring shank. In outstanding extremely well cared for condition, circa 1940s.
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NABCo Trademark Information- B.A. BALLOU & CO. INCORPORATED. East Providence, Rhode Island. Makers of Karat Gold Jewelry-Namely, Neck Chains, Earrings, Necklaces, Pendants, Bracelets, Anklets, Rings, Pins, and Charms. According to Jewelry in America 1600 to 1900 by Martha Gandy Fales, Ballou also was the supplier to the jewelry trade of pin stems, seamless joints, catches, and ear wires- (page 415). The company was founded in 1876 by Barton A. Ballou along with his brother in law, John J. Fry. Ballou was born in Cumberland, Rhode Island October 1935. At the age of 18 he was apprenticed to learn the jewelers' trade with the firm of Lyon & Rathbun of Providence where he worked as a journeyman for a number of years. Upon the death of Fry, Ballou's son, Frederick A. Ballou, became a partner and for a number of years was the general manager. Manufacturers of gold and rolled plate jewelry with specialties and jewelers' findings. They have always been noted for the very high quality of their products.
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