Vintage Moonstone Ring

Vintage Moonstone Ring
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A rectangular blue-flash moonstone glistens and glows from within a crisply die-struck architectural mounting with the year '1941' displayed piecemeal on each corner in black enamel. A rare and unusual ring by Herff Jones Co. The top measure 1/2 by 3/8 inch; ring size 6 1/4+. This is from their website:

Herff Jones has a rich history - a history that is also one of growth. Harry Herff and Randall Jones, who began their business in an old fire engine building on Capitol Avenue in downtown Indianapolis, founded Herff Jones in 1920. The company started out manufacturing class rings, medals, pins and other emblematic jewelry. Back in the 1940s, Herff Jones manufactured bullet dies for the war effort and was later commissioned to produce the Bronze Star.

Over the years, the company has added yearbooks, graduation announcements and accessories, diplomas, caps and gowns, diploma frames, and educational learning materials to the list of products it manufactures. Although both publicly and privately held throughout its history, the company became 100% employee-owned in 1995.

With manufacturing facilities across the United States, Herff Jones serves thousands of colleges and high schools across the country, along with countless grade schools, middle schools, churches, commercial firms, sports teams, movie studios and even courtrooms.

In addition, Herff Jones has had the distinctive honor of manufacturing some of the nation’s most prestigious recognition products, including the Naismith® Award, the Spirit Award, robes for many federal and state Supreme Court Justices and numerous collegiate championship rings and awards. Recently these have included the NCAA championship rings at the University of Florida and the Super Bowl XLI rings for the Indianapolis Colts.

Our experience in the industry makes us fully qualified to preserve and build traditions, whether we initiate them, whether they were initiated in the last decade or whether they were started over 100 years ago.

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Item Details

Item Details

Materials: 10 Karat Yellow Gold
Current Ring Size:
Most rings can be resized up or down one size unless noted and sometimes more.
6 1/4+
Width: 1/2 inch

Center Moonstone details

Cut/Shape: Cabochon Cut
Carat Weight: 1.50 carat
Measurements: 9.30 x 5.90 x 4.09 mm
Ring sizing

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Please note the following:
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There are many things to consider when sizing a ring:
  • The process is similar to fitting a tailored suit or an intricate wedding dress
  • The metal (platinum or gold and the karat of gold)
  • The method of manufacture
  • The size it needs to be and whether we are sizing up or down
  • Shape of fingers - tapered or larger knuckles
  • Fingers swell and change size over the course of the day, after eating salty food or on a hot day
The Process:
  • We have a team of highly skilled jewelers who specialize in restoration of antique and period jewelry who are experts at sizing.
  • How long does it take? Sizing a ring takes 10 working days plus or minus.
  • When a ring is made larger we typically cut the base of the shank and add metal. We quality control all our sizings with a microscope and you should not be able to see where it was done.
  • When a ring is made smaller a piece of metal is cut from the base of the shank where it is then soldered or fused solid again.
  • We use traditional as well as modern techniques in the process including Lasers for platinum welding.
Our Guarantee:
  • We take great pride in the work our jewelers do and quality control all work with a microscope. If for any reason you have a problem resulting from the work we have done we will correct it.
  • We do not guarantee work performed by other jewelers.


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limitations on insurance value and customs procedures.

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You have 10 days from the time your package arrives to return your item for a full refund. All returned jewelry items must be in the same condition as was sent to you. No jewelry will be accepted for return if it is damaged, altered or worn.

Please contact us at 415-982-2213 or 1-800-924-2213 to arrange for your return. We will email you a prepaid FedEx label for you to return your purchase. Please package the jewelry securely so it does not move around in transit. Use a medium

FedEx priority box if available and tape the outer flaps of the box for security purposes. When dropping off the return with FedEx, you must obtain a receipt from FedEx.

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