OSTBY& BARTON DECO BLOODSTONE CAMEO RING 10K WHITE GOLD. OBMARK - TESTED, GUARANTEED SOLID 10K YELLOW GOLD, NO FILLED OR. PLATED GOLD - NO GOLD MARK - ADDED AT NO CHARGE IF YOU WISH.COMES WITH AN OLD BOX IN PRISTINE CONDITION - MAYBE THE ORIGINAL -SEE. DEFINITELYAN OLD RING - NOT A REPRODUCTION OR COPY - AT LEAST 80 YEARS OLD! OSTBY & BARTON WAS AN OLD AND FAMOUS JEWELRY BUSINESS STARTED IN 1879 IN PROVIDENCE, RI, A JEWELRY MANUFACTURING CENTER IN THOSE DAYS. THEY CONTINUED MAKING FINE JEWELRY UNTIL SOMETIME IN THE 1950'S. OSTBY PERISHED ON THE TITANIC BUT WAS SURVIVED BY HIS DAUGHTER ON A LIFEBOAT AT THE SAME DISASTER. THIS COMPANY'S JEWELRY HAS BEEN VERY COLLECTIBLE FOR YEARS. RING IS NOW SIZE 10 3/4. (FREE SIZING TO ANY SIZE). IN SIZING MY RINGS ARE NEVER "STRETCHED" - THE SHANK IS CUT AND A PIECE ADDED OR REMOVED AND RESOLDERED TO THE CORRECT SIZE, POLISHED, SO THE SOLDER LINES ARE NOT VISIBLE. RING WEIGHS 6.2grams - HEAVY WEIGHT FOR THIS SIZE RING.
STONE RISES 4.8mm ABOVE YOUR FINGER. BLOODSTONE CAMEO IS ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION. THIS BLOODSTONE IS THE MOST TRADITIONAL COLOR, VERY DARK.
GREEN WITH BRICK RED, OBVIOUSLY FROM INDIA AND THE. SAME COLOR USED IN MUCH VICTORIAN JEWELRY OVER A TIME. WHEN INDIA WAS AN ENGLISH COLONY. BEST QUALITY BLOODSTONE - DARK GREEN "ALL OVER".
PATTERN OF BLOOD RED SPOTS. VICTORIAN JEWELRY USED BLOODSTONE FROM INDIA, IN THOSE.
DAYS A COLONY OF VICTORIAN ENGLAND. Bloodstone: the martyr's gem Bloodstone, green jasper dotted with bright red spots of iron oxide, was treasured in ancient times and served for a long time as the birthstone for March.
This attractive chalcedony quartz is also known as heliotrope because in ancient times polished stones were described as reflecting the sun: perhaps the appearance of the gem reminded the ancients of the red setting sun, mirrored in the ocean. Medieval Christians often used bloodstone to carve scenes of the crucifixion and martyrs, for which reason it was also dubbed the martyr's stone.
According to the legend about the origin of bloodstone, it was first formed when drops of Christ's blood fell and stained some jasper at the foot of the cross. A beautiful example of carved bloodstone with the seal of the German Emperor Rudolf II can be seen at the Louvre in Paris. Even today, finely pulverised bloodstone is used as a medicine and aphrodisiac in India. Perhaps that explains why it is now rather difficult to find fine specimens of bloodstone on the market.Bloodstone is mined in India, Australia, and the United States. Info on bloodstone was Created by ICA Gem Bureau Idar-Oberstein. IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC MAILING INSTRUCTIONS, LET ME KNOW. YOUR RING WILL COME IN A RING BOX IN A WHITE CARDBOARD BOX. Just one of inkFrog's.
The item "MEN WOMEN OSTBY BARTON RING ANTIQUE VINTAGE DECO ESTATE 10K WHITE GOLD 10K 6g" is in sale since Sunday, January 08, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Men's Vintage Fine Jewelry". The seller is "zyx100" and is located in Miami, Florida.
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