6.93g 1944 Rice University class ring hallmarked *(star)10k collectors item

This auction is for a 1944 Rice University class ring marked 10K with a star, and initials WCL. The ring weighs 6.93g. Size 8 (approx). I am not sure what the star marked in front of the 10k means. I will let the pictures do the talking, If you have any questions regarding this item please don't hesitate to ask.
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