Vintage 1940s Retro Moderne 14k gold syn color change alexandrite and flame fusion ruby statement ring / size 7 / cocktail ring

$485.00

Vintage 1940s Retro Moderne 14k gold synthetic color change alexandrite and flame fusion ruby statement cocktail ring, size 7. Measures 11/16" x 7/8" with a side profile rise of 5/16", band tapers to 2mm, weighs 6.5 grams. Features very well saturated colorful synthetic rubies, and the star of the show, a synthetic color change alexandrite that shifts color from an intense violet purple to a raspberry fuchsia, depending on the source of light. The 14k yellow gold mounting has a big dramatic open gallery allowing the light to flood in and really showcase the riot of color. The mounting is split shank style and is hallmarked "14K" on the inside of the ring shank. The color change alexandrite is faceted rectangular cut, bezel set flat into the center, and measures 10 x 8 x 4mm (3.10 carat). The 14 synthetic flame fusion rubies are round brilliant cut and measure 2.5mm in diameter (.06 carat each, .84 carat total weight). They are all securely prong set. The ring is in excellent condition, has a nice sturdy mount that would be suitable for a safe and easy sizing up or down a few sizes, if need be. All of the stones are original, no repairs or alterations have been made, and it has been very well cared for. The rubies glow an intense neon pink, under exposure to ultra violet light, a phenomenon known as fluorescence; the alexandrite also reacts, but not with the same intensity. This ring came to us from the estate of an elderly woman now in her late 90s, and she mentioned that this was purchased as a gift from her husband, prior to their marriage, as a "pre engagement" ring, circa 1942.

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. For more information see our blog post: https://sundayandsunday.patternbyetsy.com/post/90400602324/what-is-a-lab-created-synthetic-ruby

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OUR RETURN/REFUND POLICY:

If you live within the United States and wish to return an item, you MUST notify us within the allowable THREE (3) DAY INSPECTION PERIOD after you receive it. We will refer to the USPS delivery confirmation (tracking) date that was provided to you at the time of your purchase. Layaways are Non-Refundable, transactions made outside of the United States are Non-Refundable. NO EXCEPTIONS. We do not charge restock fees for returns. Refunds are issued less shipping costs.

The following conditions apply:
1) The item must be mailed back to us within 7 days of notification.
2) The item must be returned via USPS in its original packaging, insured for the full purchase price with delivery confirmation. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.
3) The item must be received in the same condition as when it was shipped to you, with any tags or identifying marks intact.

Your time is valuable, as is ours- please contact us with any questions you may have PRIOR to ordering. We offer gracious and hassle free returns, but please, read the description carefully for the accurate measurements. We recommend tracing out the listed dimensions on paper to see if they suit your tastes. If you are unsure, please contact us for further clarification.

Payments

We accept the following types of payment:

U.S. Buyers:
Paypal (VERIFIED Paypal accounts only), Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Money Order, Cashiers Check, Bank Wire Transfer, *Personal Check

*Personal checks will be held 14 days to clear before shipping. We require a $35 fee for any check returned to us from the bank for insufficient funds.

Payment is due within 48 hours of purchase. Money orders and cashiers checks and personal checks due within 1 week of purchase. Items will be returned to stock after this time. Ohio residents must add 6.75% sales tax (or provide us with a current Ohio vendors license number held in your name).

Non U.S. Buyers:
We accept Paypal (VERIFIED Paypal accounts only) for purchases under $200. For all purchases over $200 we require either Western Union or *Bank Wire Transfer. Any fees are the buyers responsibility.

*Information for Bank Wire Transfer: please contact and we will supply on request with an active purchase order. There is an automatic $20 fee applied to all bank wire transfers.

Shipping from United States

We ship United States Postal Service (USPS) only. Domestic U.S. shipping rates are listed in each of our descriptions. We always combine shipping on multiples purchases, so please do not submit payment until you receive an order confirmation from us.

ALL NON U.S. ORDERS PLEASE NOTE- Any Value Added Tax (VAT), Duty, Customs, or Import taxes or fees are the sole responsibility of the buyer. If you are unsure contact your countries customs office. IT IS ILLEGAL TO FALSIFY THE VALUE OR CONTENTS OF YOUR ORDER- please do not ask us to do so.

Refunds

OUR RETURN/REFUND POLICY:

If you live within the United States and wish to return an item, you MUST notify us within the allowable THREE (3) DAY INSPECTION PERIOD after you receive it. We will refer to the USPS delivery confirmation (tracking) date that was provided to you at the time of your purchase. Layaway's are Non-Refundable, transactions made outside of the United States are Non-Refundable. We do not charge restock fees for returns. Refunds are issued less shipping costs. Your time is valuable, as is ours- please contact us with any questions you may have BEFORE ordering. Read the description carefully for accurate measurements. If you are unsure, contact us for further clarification, as no exceptions will be made to our return/refund policy. WE ARE HAPPY TO PROVIDE A VIDEO OF ANY PIECE IN OUR INVENTORY- JUST ASK!

The following conditions apply:

1) The item must be mailed back to us within 7 days of your notification of return.

2) The item must be returned via US Postal Service, in its original packaging, insured for the full purchase price with tracking. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs. Please provide us with the tracking number once posted.

3) The item must be received in the same condition as when it was shipped to you, with any tags or identifying marks intact.

In case of items damaged or lost during in shipment, please notify us immediately upon receipt of the parcel, and we will provide you with information regarding filing a claim with USPS. DO NOT RETURN ITEMS DAMAGED IN SHIPPING WITHOUT FIRST CONTACTING US, AS DOING SO WILL VOID THE UNITED STATES POST OFFICE SHIPPING INSURANCE POLICIES. Be sure to keep all the original packaging, as well as all pieces of the damaged item. USPS will ask to examine the parcel when the claim is filed.

USPS requires a waiting period of 30 days from the date of mailing before filing a claim for lost items. If you have not received your parcel within a reasonable period of time after receiving our notice of shipment, please email us to report the problem. USPS may ask to review email correspondence between the buyer and seller to confirm details and verify the loss.

Additional

We offer fellow Etsy dealers a 10% courtesy discount. Please notify us before placing your order so that we may make the appropriate adjustment to the listing.

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