9ct Utility Stamped Wedding Band - SOLD
Lovely pre-owned 2.5mm thick D shaped wedding band. The ring is from the 1940s era during the second world war. The ring has a utility stamp which signifies that it was made during the war and the time of rationing.
During this time, it was also mandatory for gold to be rationed as well as groceries.
The bride and groom to be had to apply to have their rings and could not just walk into a jeweller and reserve or purchase wedding bands.
Rings from this era were not allowed to be more than 9ct gold. Before the war, the previous standard for a wedding band was 22ct.
Rings from this era were always narrow and lightweight and were not allowed to weigh more than 3 grams. This utility stamp makes this ring extra special as not only does it carry great interesting history from the war, but its also in amazing condition and has lasted all these years.
Metal: 9ct gold.
Marks: H.S Birmingham 1946. Utility stamp.
Measurements: 2.5mm wide and 1.6mm proud of the finger.
Weight: 2.1 grams.
Finger size: P