1920's ART DECO jeweled HISTORIC WW1 RING
Not only is this a beautiful example of art deco jewelry but the history behind it is what brings it to life. This is an American legion ring and obviously was worn by a young woman. Not common as it was originally started with A group of twenty officers who served in the American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.) in France in World War I is credited with planning the Legion. A.E.F. Headquarters asked these officers to suggest ideas on how to improve troop morale. Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., proposed an organization of veterans. Those eligible to membership shall be: All officers and enlisted personnel in the Military and Naval Services of the United States of America at any time during the period from April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918. The American Legion is the only organization of service men of the World War incorporated nationally. The American Legion has pushed measures through Congress for the hospitalization and rehabilitation of disabled ex-service men. It was the ardent desire of everyone that the new organization should eventually become a society principally devoted to the interests of those who served as enlisted men, for they bore the brunt of the fighting and the work and were fundamentally responsible for the splendid victory. The original purpose of the Legion was to "preserve the memories and incidents of our association in the great war". This ring would have been worn my a young woman who cared for her country as well as the brave men and women that served in in the first two World wars. Imagine the wonderful history and karma that this ring provides. It is rhodium plate with bright blue and clear rhinestones that surround the enamel center plate. The setting is almost 1" wide and it raises up off your finger ½". This is adjustable and will go up to a size 5 ½. Not only a great piece for jewelry collectors of this period but also for families of these caring individuals who helped serve our country.