Outstanding handmade vintage mens 14K yellow gold ring with cross-hatching and carving around a well-selected, 12.49 x 10.16-mm (1/2 x 7/16-inches) lapis lazuli slab, an estimated 2.75 carats. From its crisply carved, cross-hatched and nuggeted textures to the nicely finished mounting-back and choice gemstone, this wonderful vintage ring displays the finest quality throughout. The lapis is deeply saturated with cobalt blue and evenly scattered with small pyrite flecks that glitter like little stars, and the chunky silhouette with its showy mix of textures is handsome and conspicuous. The shank is cross-hatched over its entire surface including the top and bottom edges and measures 1/4-inches at the center-back, and the ring is in excellent vintage condition, marked "14K" with an unidentified maker's mark, measures 1/2 x 5/8-inches at the face, a size 11 and weighs a solid 15.1 grams.
Lapis Lazuli is the 9th anniversary gemstone and has been widely used in jewelry for thousands of years. Lapis was also ground and used as a pigment, becoming the highly valued "ultramarine" of the Renaissance masters.
Proud Member of the Vintage Fashion Guild. The item "Outstanding Vintage Mens 14K Yellow Gold Lapis Lazuli Ring Size 11" is in sale since Thursday, August 04, 2016.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Rings". The seller is "lmarzil1" and is located in New Gloucester, Maine. This item can be shipped worldwide.