Ray-Ban 12k Gold Filled 58mm RB-3 Tru Green Aviator Sunglasses
1 Rare 1940s / early 1950s B&L Ray-Ban 58mm 12k gold filled aviator sunglasses feature the early Ray-Ban RB-3 Tru Green lenses. The Ray-Ban RB-3 lens was developed for the US military and feature "absorption balanced with the eye's sensitivity to colors for peak acuity." The 12k gold filled frame stands the test of time, with 1/10 of the metal used in the frame being 12k gold and of course all on the exterior plating. Early Ray-Ban 58mm Tru Green aviators are hard to find and were produced in only small quantities, and today they're very popular with both men and women. The top of the nose bridge is marked Ray-Ban (a very early mark pre-dating the later use of B&L Ray-Ban USA), and the bottom of the bridge is marked B&L 1/10 12k GF all impressed in the gold plating. The frame measures approximately 5.25" temple to temple, and the 58mm RB-3 Tru Green lenses measure approximately 2.125" x 1.875" at the widest points.

Item VS630-1 / Price: SOLD

2 Identical in appearance other than marks, these vintage B&L Ray-Ban 58mm RB-3 Tru Green aviator sunglasses c 1960s have the standard Bausch & Lomb gold plating - which trust us is plenty good to retain its beautiful finish over the years. It's rather amazing actually given how modern gold plate can disintegrate. These vintage Tru Green 58mm aviators are marked B&L Ray-Ban USA above the bridge and B&L Ray-Ban 58 [] 14 below the bridge, all impressed in the gold plate.

Item VS630-2 / Price: $325.00

2A Produced a little later c late 1980s - early 1990s, these vintage Ray-Ban 58mm RB-3 Tru Green aviator sunglasses are identical with the exception that these RB-3 lenses are laser etched Ray-Ban on the right lens and both lenses are laser etched BL at the hinge points.

Item VS630-2A / Price: SOLD

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