VINTAGE BALFOUR 10K GOLD GREENWICH NY 1958 CLASS RING

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  • Item Category: Jewelry
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 20,2009
  • Channel: Online Auction

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This is a an older vintage highly collectible High School ring (ring *made anyw from 1913 to 1944 with later date given mark of 1958 added). Could be for lady or man. Made of rose solid 10K gold with a very unique faceted rectangle cut lab created emerald stone of 11.25 mm by 7 mm in size.(The older lab created are highly collectible and originated from genuine stone of the beryl group) Ring is hallmarked: "10K" with pre-1944 mark of Lloyd Garfield Balfour of Attleboro MA (USA), Established in 1913. *Lloyd designed a few varieties of this pattern in early 1900's and made numerous ot these deisgns, primarily though out the 1920's and some up to 1944. ** Though date given gift mark (award gift mark) was done in the year 1958 which company yeilded much of his older stock and engraved on Lloyd's pre-1944 designs during the '50's. Ring was made anyw between 1913 to 1944 as marks prove. It's smith workman ship, looks more pre-1930's and likely made during the 1920's based on this type of older stone cutting. He was established as Baufour, L.G in 1913 . Much of the date given marks were later added when the company became Baufour, L.G. Our family collected much of Lloyd's pieces. We had date gift marks of 1920's with the LBG marks of this exact pattern. Ring has very impressive custom made workmanship which looks very old art deco Edwardian in style. On top, has very impressive raised detail of witch on broom which is the Emblem of the Greenwich High School of Greenwich NY. The emblem of ring can be autheciated at / . Top portion of ring measures 2/3 inch by 1/2 inch. Shank widths from upper to rear: 1/4 inch , alittle over 1/8 inch and 1/8 inch in back. Ring looks impressive on most fingers (great pinky ring for guy). Ring is a size 6.5 (which is size M 1/2 in UK and AU and Size 13 for those who live in Japan or China) but consider that right hand fingers tend to be a 1/2 size thicker than left hand fingers for most people (same principle applies in case you're left handed). Has a good weigh to it. Weighs: 6.3 grams. It was well kept and in very excellent condition. Would make a fabulous gift. Or, own it yourself and invest in this impressive ring and appreciate it as it's antiquity value continues to increase even more so over time. I received a 100% Positive Feedbacks score with highest ratings. And, one of ebay's highest in repeat satisfied buyers . Shipping & Handling: FREE within USA . Insurance of $3 is required for this type of item. International Shipping and Handling: USD $4. I'll reduce Shipping and Handling fees for additional items. See my ebay store for more great bargains. Just click on door icon, next to my ID name. You'll find I ship very promptly.

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