Vintage Art Deco Retro Moderne 14k yellow gold diamond, channel set synthetic lab created flame fusion ruby ring, size 7-1/2, signed Larter & Sons. Measures 11/16" x 5/8" with a low side profile rise of 3/16", band tapers to 1.6mm at the back of the ring shank, weighs 4.8 grams. Features a bypass style on the diagonal mounting with rams head curls on the shoulders of the band. The six square cut synthetic rubies are channel set and each measure 2.5mm x 2.5mm. They have bright well saturated color. In the center, an elongated diamond shaped accent with 2 round single cut diamonds, each 2mm in diameter (.06ct tw). Hallmarked "14K" as well as maker marked for Larter on the inside of the ring shank. In excellent well cared for condition with very slight age appropriate wear. One of the rubies has a corner nick. All of the stones are original to the mounting and none have been replaced. A transitional Art Deco / Retro Moderne ring circa 1930s.
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About the maker: From American Jewelry Manufacturers by Dorothy T. Rainwater- Larter & Sons- (Newark, New Jersey), Established 1865, specialized in men's jewelry, cuff links, stud sets, rings, ladies gold and enamel jewelry.
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.
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