This Bailey, Banks & Biddle United States Naval Academy sweetheart ring was designed for the graduating class of 1921. This smaller version was given by graduates to their mothers or sweethearts. The tradition is that one side of the ring is engraved with the Naval Academy seal and the other side is engraved with each year’s class crest, making the rings unique to a particular graduating year. Another aspect that made the rings unique to a particular graduate was his selection of the middle stone; in this case, a sapphire surrounded by twelve diamonds. This sweetheart ring was given by the 1921 graduate, John Harding Page Hughart. John, or Jack as he was known, spent his working life as a career naval officer, serving in Honolulu once the United States entered WWII following the bombing of Pearl Harbour. Jack kept his class ring throughout his life. When he married, he presented his bride with this sweetheart ring. His bride was Linda Lee Otter, the niece of Linda Lee Porter, wife of the composer, Cole Porter. Please read the condition description, and examine the images carefully, particularly the tiny dent along the bezel. Aside from this, there is no damage to the ring other then the general wear one would expect from a ring just a little over one year short of its hundredth birthday. The ring can easily be re-sized to whomever chooses to wear it. The ring was eventually given to Jack and Linda Lee’s daughter, Lee. The reason for this is that I want it to go to a home where it will be honored and appreciated, along with the men (and now women too) who attended the academy and served their country. This listing is for 30 days only. The item “United States Naval Academy Sweetheart Class Ring 1921 Sapphire & Diamond Lady’s” is in sale since Thursday, October 31, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Other Fine Vintage Jewelry”. The seller is “naturalwanderers” and is located in Naples, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Metal Purity: 14k
- Main Stone: Sapphire with 12 Diamonds
- Metal: Yellow Gold 14k
- Brand: Bailey Banks Biddle