Stunning vintage rhodolite plum purple garnet and pearl checkerboard 14k yellow gold ring, size 6, signed Church and Company. Measures 9/16" square, band tapers to 1.9mm at the back of the ring shank, with a low comfortable slightly curved to the finger side profile of just 1/8", and weighs 4.8 grams. The 8 round faceted plum purple rhodolite garnets are well saturated in color and securely set in four prong mounts. They measure 3.5mm in diameter(.15ct each, 1.29 carat total weight). The 8 pearls have lovely slightly pinkish iridescence and are also set in secure four prong mounts and each measure 3mm in diameter. The band is ribbed and the shoulders are slightly vaulted. Inside, the ring is marked "14K" as well as maker marked. In exceptional condition with no issues to note. Circa 1920-1930.
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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.
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