Vintage early Art Deco 10k white gold synthetic lab created ruby ring / size 8-3/4 / signed WWW White Wile Warner. This fabulous ring measures 5/16" wide, the band tapers to 3mm wide at the back of the ring shank. Weighs 4.5 grams. The band has nice width so this ring is suitable for safely sizing up or down a few sizes. The bezel set, rectangular cushion cut ruby has a flat unfaceted table, facets on the back that show through the front table, and measures 9.5mm x 8mm x 4mm. It has gorgeous intensely saturated slightly pinkish red vibrant color. The mounting has wonderful deeply carved engravings all the way around the ruby, and running down the shoulders of the band. It is hallmarked and maker marked "WWW 10K" on the inside of the ring shank. The ring is in exceptional condition with no issues whatsoever to note. Circa 1920s.
Ruby is the traditional birthstone for the month of July. What is a lab created synthetic ruby? In the late 1800s, ruby became the first gem to be created in a laboratory by French chemist Auguste Verneuil. In 1902, he announced the development of his flame-fusion process for synthesizing this beautiful gem. In the 1920's, the early Art Deco years, synthetic ruby and sapphire (both the mineral CORUNDUM), was extremely popular and also the norm, for that timeline. Synthetic corundum, ruby and sapphire, have the IDENTICAL physical and chemical properties as their natural counterparts. This means that they have the same crystal structure, specific gravity, refractive index, hardness, birefringence, and pleochroism as their natural counterparts. Physical traits associated with the ruby are vitality, prosperity, courage, high energy, and leadership.
About White Wile and Warner: Manufacturing Jewelers, prolific 10k gold and 14k gold ring maker- (Buffalo, New York.) Specializing in stone rings. Advertised in the trade publications Jewelers Circular and Jewelers Circular Keystone in 1909, 1913, 1922, and 1922. "Makers of nationally advertised rings in which the stones do stay." ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE MAKER IS AVAILABLE, please inquire and we will be happy to provide you with a link to our archive and research pages.
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