This gorgeous antique Elks ring is 10k gold with delicate enameling.
It is the creation of the famous Ostby and Barton!
The face of this ring measures 1/2 of an inch and tapers down to 1/8 of an inch.
Weight: 8.8 grams
Marks: 10K, OB
The BPOE stands for Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.
It also carries the words “cervus alces” which is Latin referring to the genus and species for the American Elk.
Engelhart C. Ostby, the company's founder and president, was born in Norway. He trained as a jeweler in Oslo before immigrating to the United States. He worked for jewelers in Providence before partnering with Nathan B. Barton in 1879 to form Ostby & Barton.
Ostby regularly traveled to Europe to survey jewelry and design trends; his daughter Helen began joining him on these trips in 1906. One of the reasons we know so much about Ostby's life is because it ended tragically. In 1912, Engelhart and Helen booked return passage from France on the RMS Titanic. Helen made it to safety, but unfortunately Engelhart perished.
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Procurer - Curator
Bejeweled Emporium was born from a love and passion for vintage jewelry. In the beginning, Bejeweled Emporium was not bejeweled at all. My internet venture began way back in 2000 and encompassed all things vintage and collectable. Like many things in life, it evolved over time. Here in my shop you will find a very carefully curated niche of antique, vintage and contemporary jewelry.