Size 6 Vintage Dated 1892 Gorham World's Fair Ring dmfsparkles

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Size 6 Vintage Dated 1892 Gorham World's Fair Ring dmfsparkles


This is a rare vintage, marked Gorham (hallmarks for Gorham) Sterling, World's Fair 1893 ring in excellent condition. The pattern on this ring is crisp and clear as you can see in the pictures. I have a little information that I put below on this ring's history. It fits a size 6 ring finger but can be sized up or down by a jeweler I should think. Your jewelry will come to you in a beautiful gift box.

The World's Columbian Exposition -- also known as The Chicago World's Fair -- was a World's Fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492. Chicago bested New York City; Washington, D.C.; and St. Louis, Missouri, for the honor of hosting the fair. The fair had a profound effect on architecture, the arts, Chicago's self-image, and American industrial optimism. The Chicago Columbian Exposition was, in large part, designed by Daniel Burnham and Frederick Law Olmsted. It was the prototype of what Burnham and his colleagues thought a city should be. It was designed to follow Beaux Arts principles of design, namely, European Classical Architecture principles based on symmetry and balance.

The exposition covered more than 600 acres (2.4 km2), featuring nearly 200 new buildings of classical architecture, canals and lagoons, and people and cultures from around the world. Over 27 million people (equivalent to about half the U.S. population) attended the exposition during its six-month run. Its scale and grandeur far exceeded the other world fairs, and it became a symbol of the emerging American Exceptionalism, much in the same way that the Great Exhibition became a symbol of the Victorian era United Kingdom.
Dedication ceremonies for the fair were held on October 21, 1892, but the fairgrounds were not actually opened to the public until May 1, 1893. The fair continued until October 30, 1893. In addition to recognizing the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the New World by Europeans, the fair also served to show the world that Chicago had risen from the ashes of the Great Chicago Fire, which had destroyed much of the city in 1871. On October 9, 1893, the day designated as Chicago Day, the fair set a record for outdoor event attendance, drawing 716,881 persons to the fair.

Many prominent civic, professional, and commercial leaders from around the United States participated in the financing, coordination, and management of the Fair, including Chicago shoe tycoon Charles Schwab, Chicago railroad and manufacturing magnate John Whitfield Bunn, and Connecticut banking, insurance, and iron products magnate Milo Barnum Richardson, among many others.[1]


Vintage Origin Details




Band style



Before 1900



Item Condition


United Kingdom

Country of Origin


sterling silver

Primary Material


Materials Used

sterling silver

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Sterling silver

Size: 5 1/2

Pattern: World's Fair 1893

Color: Silver

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