Antique Art Deco 18k white gold filigree synthetic Padparadscha Sapphire statement ring, size 5, maker marked Kraus and Beam, Pittsburgh, PA. Measures 9/16" x 7/16", band tapers to 2mm at the back of the ring shank, has a side profile rise of 3/16" and weighs 3.2 grams. Beautifully detailed and ornate filigree setting with fan pierced shoulders and engraving all the way around the bezel and half way down the band. The color of the gem is absolutely beautiful, a vibrant pink with undertones of orange, well saturated color. The rectangular cushion cut measures 10mm x 8.5mm x 4mm. It is securely set into a four prong mounting with raised slightly open gallery. Hallmarked "18K" as well as maker marked on the inside of the ring shank. Due to the softness of 18k gold and the delicate nature of filigree in general, we do not recommend this as an everyday ring. In outstanding well cared for condition with no issues to note, circa 1930s.
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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Antique Art Deco 18k white gold filigree synthetic Padparadscha Sapphire statement ring, size 5, maker marked Kraus and Beam, Pittsburgh, PA