Vintage mid century extra wide hand carved shell cameo navette statement ring, signed A&Z Hayward / size 6-1/4. Measures 1" wide, the band tapers to 2.1mm at the back of the ring shank, and it has a nice low side profile rise of 1/4" and weighs 3.8 grams. The cameo is set into a multi prong claw setting and measures 9/16" x 5/16". The mounting has lovely open wire work design with a tri-split shank that forms the shoulders of the band, and tapers into one at the back of the ring shank. Hallmarked, maker marked, and register marked on the inside of the ring shank. In excellent well cared for condition, mid century. A nice showy size that looks great on any finger. VIDEO OF THIS RING AVAILABLE, please inquire...
About the maker- A&Z Hayward- east coast American jeweler (Providence, Rhode Island and Attleboro, Massachusetts). Established in 1851, Hayward has been a manufacturing jeweler to the trade for over 150 years. Their products include precious metal jewelry including gold, gold filled, sterling silver jewelry, some with precious stones, and some is fashion jewelry. They merged their business with Amtel in 1971 to become Amtel Arts, Inc.
Please do note that all natural shell cameos when held to strong light will show fine growth lines to some extent, which is unique to each individual piece. We carefully examine all of our cameos to make sure that any hairlines do not penetrate the front and back surfaces of the shell, and do not compromise the integrity of the cameo.
Cameos make an incredible traditional bridal gift from mother to daughter, usually given with the intent of wearing at the wedding ceremony, and to eventually pass down to their own daughter. They also make a very popular choice for "Something Borrowed". We recommend storing fine cameo jewelry individually in a crush proof box, away from any other pieces that may damage them. Do not exposed to extreme cold temperatures, and occasionally you should moisturize the shell with olive or mineral oil. Please clean the mounting only with a very mild liquid soap such as Dove Liquid, a soft toothbrush, and a very gentle scrubbing action. Rinse well with plain tepid (luke warm) water, pat dry gently with a soft towel, and re-moisturize the shell cameo with oil after it is thoroughly dry.
OUR RETURN/REFUND POLICY:
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. NO EXCEPTIONS. We do not charge restock fees for returns. Refunds are issued less shipping costs.
The following conditions apply:
1) The item must be mailed back to us within 7 days of notification.
2) The item must be returned via USPS in its original packaging, insured for the full purchase price with delivery confirmation. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.
3) The item must be received in the same condition as when it was shipped to you, with any tags or identifying marks intact.
Your time is valuable, as is ours- please contact us with any questions you may have PRIOR to ordering. We offer gracious and hassle free returns, but please, read the description carefully for the accurate measurements. We recommend tracing out the listed dimensions on paper to see if they suit your tastes. If you are unsure, please contact us for further clarification.