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Vintage Lapis LazuliSignet Ring

$2,000

Lapis lazuli has been mined since 4000 BC, and has been prized the world over not only as a decorative stone but also for the ultramarine dye made from ground and powdered lapis. King Tut's sarcophagus was heavily lined with lapis lazuli, Michelangelo favored the blue paint made from its powder, and Catherine the Great had an entire room in her palace adorned with lapis doors, fireplaces, and picture frames. This remarkable (and sizable!) vintage signet ring features a rectangular lapis slab and stripes of lapis inlay at the shoulders and all along the hoop.

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  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), lapis slab and inlay

  • Age

    c. 1940

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    9.25; cannot be resized; 3/4" 5/8" head, 5mm shank

Retro

Aboutthe

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19351945

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.