Modern Woodmen of America Ring - Edwardian 10k Rose Gold MWA Enamel Axes Fraternity - Antique Circa 1910s Era Size 9 3/4 Fine Shield Jewelry
Collectible antique circa 1910s Edwardian era 10k rose gold "MWA" ring! This historical ring is from the fraternal benefit society, the Modern Woodmen of America. There is a shield shape on the front with the letters "MWA" and axes motif highlighted in blue and red enamel. There are unique designs on the shoulders, and initials "LR" engraved on the inside of the ring head. The Modern Woodmen of America was founded in 1833 in Fulton Illinois selling life insurance, and they are still active today. A fantastic piece of fine antique fraternal benefit society jewelry!
ERA - Dated 1910s - Edwardian
METAL / MATERIAL - 10k rose gold, enamel
MARKINGS / HISTORY - Inside of band is marked "OB 10k" Ostby (Co-owner of company) was a first class passenger on the Titanic & was among one of the 1,500 passengers who perished during the tragic iceberg collision. The company was established 1879 in Providence, Rhode Island. At it's time, it was considered one of the leading producers of fine jewelry. The company ceased production in the 1950s. Ostby & Barton jewelry is highly desired by collectors of fine antique jewelry for its beautiful workmanship & historical significance.
CONDITION - Good antique condition. Rose gold metal has been professionally polished & cleaned. Enamel has been preserved, with some light loss. Amazing antique MWA ring!
SIZE / MEASUREMENTS - Size: 9 3/4, Ring Head Height: 11.68 mm, Rise Of Ring Off Finger: 1.87 mm, Shank: 3.99 mm Weight: 5.08 grams
(Ring can be resized within reason by our local jeweler or likely yours. Please contact us prior to purchasing if you are our jeweler's resizing services.)
PRESENTATION - Listing includes a complimentary MJV logo gift box, as shown in last photo. All other boxes are for display only.
AUTHENTICITY - Each item in our shop has been hand-selected and inspected by a GIA Graduate Gemologist.