Vintage Vendome emerald and ice rhinestone ring
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A signed Vendome 'FIRE & ICE' rhinestone cocktail ring displaying the renown quality of Vendome. The ring is in near mint condition and has 62 emerald green and clear rhinestones in its domed high gloss rhodium (alloy of platinum) plated setting. All the rhinestones are present and sparkle like a field of diamonds & emeralds. The ring is signed on its underside and also has the patent number for it's unique adjustment, stamped on the inside of the shank. Vendome rings were all adjustable and this is no exception, it has the patented push-in/pull-out adjustable squared shank (to resist turning on your finger), the patent number 2961855 for this design was awarded on Nov. 29, 1960. The ring adjusts from an approximate size 4 to size 7 1/2. It's top measures 1 inch in diameter and 9/16 of an inch proud! There is no wear to its finish. This is a gorgeous ring and one that will bring you many years of enjoyment in any collection, for wear or display with your finest!
VENDOME: 1944 - Present (CORO)
Vendome was established as a subsidiary of Coro to manufacture a superior line of jewelry. The mark was used as early as 1944 on charm bracelets and faux pearl jewelry, but the Vendome line which began in the 1950's did not become popular until the early 1960's, largely due to beautiful designs introduced by Helen Marion, Vendome's principal designer. Basically, Vendome replaced Corocraft, which, up to that time, marked the higher quality jewelry made by Coro. Vendome jewelry used the best of imported rhinestones and faceted crystal beads. The clarity and brilliance of the stones and top quality metalwork combined in artistically expressive designs were the main factors behind Vendome's success. Mark" Vendome". The jewelry is highly collectible and should continue to rise in prices.