Ilias Lalaouinis Handmade 22K Gold Men's Ring
This rare and collectible vintage men'sring by famous Greek designer, Ilias Lalaounis, is handmade and composed of solid 22 karat gold.
Ilias Lalaounis was a 4th generation jeweler, born in Greece, that began his career in the 1930s as an apprentice at his uncle's firm, Zolotas. He took over the firm in 1940 and designed there until 1968. In 1969, he opened his own firm, Greek Gold - Ilias Lalaounis, S.A.
You can feel the quality of workmanship as soon as you heft the ring. Being a handmade piece (not die cast), this ring is much more durable than nearly all jewelry found today.
The top of the ring measures 16mm wide and tapers to 5mm wide at the ring shank.
Inside the ring is signed and hallmarked with Lalaounis' signature markings. It reads "Ilias Lalaounis A21 K22", and is stamped with Lalaounis' picto-mark signature.
The ring is presently a size 9.5 and has a gross weight of 17.6 grams.