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A Rose For You - Vintage Signed 'CCO" Coleman Black Hills Gold Company 10K Rose Gold & Yellow Gold Flower Ring. This exquisite ring is crafted from 10K rose & yellow gold, hallmarked 10K, and a makers mark C.C.O. Featuring vintage styling, and quality craftsmanship. The gallery on this ring showcases a beautiful carved rose gold rose flower, which is flanked by two detailed yellow gold leaves. The shoulders feature carved detail and open-work , which lead down to a polished and smooth shank, allowing for a comfortable fit, and easy sizing. This feminine vintage ring would make a unique engagement ring, gift, or addition to any fine jewelry collection.
History: They mined gold in Nubia around 2450 BC. An Egyptian alchemist named Zosimos was the first to find pure gold (24 centuries before Columbus reached the Americas). The discovery of gold is attributed to the ancient Egyptians, who made jewelry out of gold.
Rose gold was first used in early 19th century Russia by the famed jeweler Carl Faberge in his famous Faberge Eggs, as was known as Russian Gold. Rose gold later gained popularity in the United States during the lavish and feminine 1920's, and was worn in engagement rings and fine jewelry.
Most importantly, popularly, and universally, the rose symbolizes romance and love. But rosebuds are also a symbol of beauty and courage. Of course, there are other meanings implied depending on context and the culture: desire, admiration, and passion, for instance.
CCO" Information: Coleman Co., of Black Hills Gold Jewelry, was founded in 1984, in South Dakota. Works primarily in gold and silver. Coleman Co.
Measurements: Face of the Ring 12.00 mm x 9.00 mm
Weight: 2.40 grams
Ring Size: 5
Origin: America, South Dakota
Date: Circa 1980