Superb BELAIS White Gold Filigree Cobalt Glass Ring
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Directory: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Deco: Pre 1930: Item # 1035297
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This ring of white gold filigree by the legendary Belais Brothers features a wonderful fancy-cut cobalt glass gem that's bluer than sapphires. With a highly dimensional domed shape that's exquisitely faceted, it shows only slight wear under high magnification, which is very rare for glass of this age. In gorgeous condition, with crisp gold filigree, the ring comes from a New England estate and is currently about a U.S. size 5 (easily adjusted by your jeweler, since the back of the shank isn't ornamented). Its oval face measures about 1/2" x 1/2". The famous hallmark BELAIS - accompanied by the 10K stamp, in this case - can still be read easily.
When you own an antique jewel marked BELAIS, quite simply you own the best of the best. Their process for creating white gold jewelry was so far superior to others' that the patent held until the company's demise in 1929. This ring is a particularly affordable example of their artistry. If it held a precious stone, of course the cost would be enormously higher - and you might consider replacing it with something natural.
This is an investment-quality piece dating from circa 1920 and, at our price, you're really paying only for the beautiful gold setting.
Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos of this and/or our other fine BELAIS pieces - including cufflinks, a breathtaking watch and a wedding band. There's no charge for insured U.S. shipping and gift wrap is always free when desired. Thanks for looking!