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Vintage "Uncas" Mfg. Co. 10K Gold Filled Men's Intaglio Pinkie Ring/ "U" & Arrow Mark/Circa 1930-40

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    Posted 3 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    I picked this little ring up at Volunteer's of America as a birthday gift to myself on Monday. It was very brassy and dark when I bought it but it fit my little finger fairly well. When I got it home a bit of TLC with the jeweler's cloth brought back it's shiny gold finish. The band is marked "10K" -Gold Filled- with the "U" and Arrow mark used by Uncas Mfg. Co. since 1922 and through 1988. Very surprised there is almost no wear to the gold layer on this thin band and the silver accents provide a nice contrast. Gold filled is a much thicker fused layer so it will often last long after plated gold is gone. About 5-to 30 years or longer if not worn everyday and this ring seems much older. Not sure what the center intaglio is carved on. Probably glass or onyx as it has four facets to the back side. However the front appears wore and dull. Uncas is still in business making sterling and high end fine costume jewelry out of Providence Rhode Island and is considered quite collectible. I think this ring is fairly early probably the 1930's to 40's in design. -Mike-

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Nice! Looks like you had a great birthday!
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
      Thanks Scott...yes between my sister visiting and all the goodies it was very nice indeed . :)
    3. lentilka11, 3 years ago
      happy b-day :)
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much Lentilka and Thomas for the "loves" and comments. :)
    5. pops52 pops52, 3 years ago
      Happy Birthday Mike! You have great taste picking gifts!
    6. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      Very nice! I hope your birthday was a great one.
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Happy Birthday fellow Scorpio!! I love your ring, wear it in best of health :-)
    8. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the "loves" and comments Pops, Bonnie, and Val...being born on Halloween was great fun as a kid ! :)
    9. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      A nice Greek (I think) head on this! Must be Orion, seeming you are a Scorpio.

      Glad it was a good day Mike!
    10. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
      Thanks Karen...yes things do seem to be picking up again at least in quality if not quantity. :)

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