Vintage Art Deco 14k white gold synthetic lab created flame fusion ruby ring, unisex, size 10.75, chaff of wheat engraving, signed King, Raichele & King- (Buffalo, NY)- exclusively ring manufacturers circa 1905 to 1920. Measures 1/2" in width, band tapers to 2.8 mm at the back of the ring shank, has a side profile rise of 3mm, and weighs 5.4 grams. Features a rectangular cushion cut synthetic ruby. The ruby measures 9.5 mm x 8 mm and is flat (unfaceted) on the top pavilion, and faceted on the back. The facets show through the flat top like a window. The white gold mounting with flowers and chaff of wheat engraving trails down the shoulder of the band. Inside the ring is hallmarked "14K" as well as maker marked. In outstanding well cared for condition with no issues to note. Circa 1920.
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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