Kalgoorlie Ring, Sizes 7.5-12

United States
$800.00
Item No. 3333Lg
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The original Kalgoorlie ring is one of our family heirlooms, something special from our Australian heritage. Our Kalgoorlie Ring, reproduced in 14 kt. gold, is in a floral pattern, recognizably Victorian in style. The ring is a substantial lost wax casting, made to the highest standards. The Kalgoorlie Ring is about 6 mm (1/4 inch) wide. The ring is also available in sizes 5 through 7. 14 kt. gold. Made in USA, exclusive to David Morgan.

The original Kalgoorlie ring is one of our family heirlooms, something special from our Australian heritage. Our Kalgoorlie Ring, reproduced in 14 kt. gold, is in a floral pattern, recognizably Victorian in style. The ring is a substantial lost wax casting, made to the highest standards. The Kalgoorlie Ring is about 6 mm (1/4 inch) wide. The ring is also available in sizes 5 through 7. 14 kt. gold. Made in USA, exclusive to David Morgan.

  • The Story

    The original Kalgoorlie ring is one of our family heirlooms, something special from our Australian heritage. Our reproduction of this ring and the matching engagement ring, exclusive to David Morgan, are lost wax castings, made to the highest standards.

    Australia was rapidly opening up with large numbers of immigrants coming from Britain towards the end of the 19th century. The government was English -- life was fine for the rich and powerful, but harsh and stultifying for the rest. But Australia had goldfields, and the lure of gold brought hope. Gold also built sophisticated cities early on in Australia, with a full range of urban craftsman drawn from Victorian Britian. Among these, notably in this case, were jewelers.

    Our story has two characters, a young man, the suitor, and a young woman. She and her sister had immigrated to Sydney from Northern Ireland in 1879 on subsidized fares during one of Ireland's potato famines. The young man had been lucky in the goldfields near Kalgoorlie, in the far west of Australia. He had a ring cast from gold nuggets he dug and gave this ring to the young woman living far to the east in Sydney. Although the details of this romance have been lost, the ring itself has been passed down through the generations.

  • Ring Sizing

    Rings need to fit well to be comfortable and to minimize the risk of loss from your finger. A jeweler has sized rings to help you determine your size. If you wish to measure your size in the comfort of your own home we can supply a set of plastic sized rings.

    Finger size changes with temperature - less blood flows to the hands when the hands are cold, so the fingers are then slimmer. Measure your fingers when your hands are at their usual temperature. The correct size allows the ring to just slip over the knuckle, not loosely but not so tightly that heroic efforts are required to remove it. Remember that people's left and right hands are usually not identical in size. It should be kept in mind that a wide ring will fit a little more tightly than a narrow ring of the same size.

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