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Posted 3 years ago

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This ring was given to me when I was a child. I have had it for 30 yrs now. The only thing I know about it is that it is 14 k white and yellow gold and that it is near a hundred years old or more. I would love to know if the ruby is real? I know its not likely but it would be great if it were! If anyone has any info on this ring, it would be so appreciated.

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  1. Esther110 Esther110, 3 years ago
    Kystarlette1, the best you can do is take it to a jeweler. They will tell you if it is real or not.
    It is very difficult to say from a couple of pictures.
    Nice ring, though! Great gift for a child! Glad you held onto it!
  2. kystarlette1, 3 years ago
    Either, I have taken it to multiple ones over the years, and most say they believe it to be real but wanted to send it off, of which I was afraid to entrust them to do so. Thank you for your comments. I need to find someone that can test it with in the small area I live in. The search continues..
  3. kystarlette1, 3 years ago
    ESTHER *....not either lol. Sorry, I hate auto correct on this phone!
  4. Esther110 Esther110, 3 years ago
    lol...my phone does the same thing...seems they have a mind of their own and say what they want! :D
  5. Luisa Luisa, 3 years ago
    My guess on the age is 1850s-1870s or so, popular period for the bow motifs, and the filagree detail too. Gorgeous ring, if that ruby is real, it is worth a lotta money!! Quite good clarity for a ruby of that size. If you hadn't said your jewelers think its a ruby, I'd have guessed a spinel or even a pink garnet. Usually big name jewellery stores have a gemmologist on site who can test this; I know some Birks stores do. You may pay a little more for the appraisal, depends how much it is worth to you to find out for sure!

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