Vintage Art Deco 14k white gold filigree 1.65 ct citrine quartz elongated ring, size 8, signed Arnold & Steere. Measures 11/16" north x south, band tapers to 1mm at the back of the ring shank, has a side profile rise of 3/16: and weighs 2 grams. Features an elongated fancy cut citrine quartz which measures 15mm x 6.5mm x 4mm (1.65 carat). The stone is securely mounted into a prong set ornate filigree mounting and has lovely color and excellent clarity. Hallmarked "14K" on the inside of the ring shank as well as maker marked "A&S". In excellent condition, the band through time has been professionally sized up so there is thinning of the shank, but the ring has been well cared for and there are no other issues to note. Circa 1920.
About the maker: *Arnold & Steere- (Providence, Rhode Island). Founded in 1866 for the manufacture of solid gold rings. For 17 years the business was carried on under the name of Arnold & Webster (Henry E. Webster). Upon the death of Webster in 1885 Thomas F. Arnold continued the business alone until 1890 when Horace W. Steere became a partner and the name was changed to Arnold & Steere. In 1901 Arnold retired and William H. Grafton, who had been foreman for several years became a partner. It was listed in the directory (Keystone jewelry trade directory) through 1912. but continued to be listed in the Keystone directory through 1931. Thomas F. Arnold was born in Providence, Rhode Island November 12, 1831. Horace W. Steere was born in Gloucester, Rhode Island November 1, 1854. *American Jewelry Manufacturers by Dorothy T. Rainwater
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