This 1942 gold ruby school ring is absolutely gorgeous! It is set with a ruby cabochon adorned with an applied fairy tale carriage over the letter W. The school is located in Wilbraham, MA, near Springfield.
This high school ring has great details. The shoulders are carved with the number 19 on one side and the number 42 on the other. Most detail is clearly visible, enhanced by a slight patina.
The band is 1/8 inches tall, opposite the setting.
This signet ring size is 5.75. The setting measures slightly over 5/8 inches tall.
The ruby is lab-created, and a beautiful shade of berry red, although it could look slightly darker when worn.
The marks inside the shank are FFF on one side and “Balfour, Goldflex” on the other.
Goldflex was used during the Great Depression and WWII. It is said to be half gold and half silver. I cannot confirm that. Acid testing will not detect this composition. The actual metal composition is not guaranteed.
The condition is excellent. Time has made some details a little less obvious on the high points. It has great character.
Balfour is a renowned jewelry manufacturing company founded in 1913. It is still active to this day.
Ruby is the birthstone for the month of July.