Vintage or Antique 14K Alexandrite Ring
We love it when the age of a vintage or antique items isn't debatable. And when it's engraved with the date it fairly removes all doubt.
This is a fabulous ring. It is engraved simply T.Y.L. D 7 1 5 O. The date 7/1/1950 was an ancestor's (T.Y.L) birthday so that's fairly reliable further confirmation.
This is a synthetic Alexandrite - a fairly early synthetic and many will argue it was the "golden age" of Alexandrite synthetics because of the wide range of color change these gems displayed. This ring runs from dark blue/purple, to greenish-blue, to publish-red depending on whether the light is natural, incandescent, fluorescent, or other. We snapped the last picture under incandescent light to illustrate.
The Alexandrite on this ring is large, measuring 13mm x 10mm. You'll love it! It is a size 5.5 (5 1/2) and has a weight of 3.85 grams. It will arrive in the gold-trimmed red leatherette box as shown, suitable for presentation or storage.