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Gold Rings26 of 53Birthday present to myself.Fine 14k yellow gold diamond ring
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Posted 1 year ago

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valentino97
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I don't know much about this ring. I believe it is a faceted crystal set in rose gold w/tiny diamond. No marks inside the band. It looks like a Flapper cocktail ring. Beautiful detail work.

Please help me figure out what this might be. I'll make it worth your while if I can retire on it....ha,ha,ha.

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  1. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Beautiful ring, it could be an Amethyst and made in England. You can't retire on it but it's a special antique item and surely with some value. I'm looking for such a ring already quite long time. Very nice, I love it!
  2. Newtimes Newtimes, 1 year ago
    It looks art deco-ish to me, the mid twenties or something. But I've never seen anything like it before, so I cant help you with this one. If you ever get tired of it, I' ll give my adress ;-)
  3. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you Agram. I never thought of amethyst - which comes in many colors - not just purple? I thought the quality of the setting was pretty special and it's size 6.75 which fits just fine. I have some old rings that are so tiny they can only go on pinky and I worry about losing them. I enjoy my items and wear them.
  4. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Hi Newtimes - I knew you would love this too. Isn't it wonderful?! After posting so much plastic and sterling I wanted to share my "fine" finds. I have you address - please forgive me I still owe you a tin litho pin - just haven't gotten to the postoffice yet.
  5. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
    Lovely! I think late Victorian but just a guess
  6. Newtimes Newtimes, 1 year ago
    Hey valentino97, I know the feeling when you have posted lots of costume to show some fine jewelry too. I did make lots of pics of the costume and almost none of my fine jewelry so I'm waiting till I get that 'urge' so I can capture a lot of it in one hour or so.
    And you really dont 'owe' me anything.
    Nice to know we have a bit the same taste!
  7. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Hi valantina97 you will find a similar ring on this link:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ANTIQUE-VICTORIAN-14K-ROSE-GOLD-RING-AMETHYST-with-GOLD-INLAY-DIAMONDS-1882-/281022810702?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item416e43ca4e
    As I earlier said your ring could be made of a genuine Amethyst but also of Amethyst glass although because the real little rose cut diamond I don't think so.
    And I still believe it's a late Victorian.
  8. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    I own several pieces like the ring you are asking about. Back in the Victorian Era they were made for Ladies in Mourning. When a Lady had a death of a loved one each Pansy represented a death.. Some rings, pendants or even brooches and earrings either displayed one or more diamonds representing a passing of a loved one. I have seen peices that had up to 5 or 6 Diamond pansies. They are usually set into Amethyst or Quartz of some kind. The Rose Cut Diamonds are set into the stone surrounded by Rose Gold Inlay or Leafing. Most were sold in either sets or individual, depending on the status and monies that the family could afford. Sometime the tops and sides of the rings or other pieces of Mourning Jewelry would have Black intricate inlaid enameling..but most times they were worn away from wear and time. Queen Victoria started Mourning Jewelry being fashionable since she was Mourning the death of the her late husband. With whom she was very much in love with until her death. Hence the black Whitby Jet and other fashionable Mourning Jewelry that represented a passing of a loved one. Back then through history there was alot of deaths (Flu,Plague,Child Birthing,War,Duals ect) I hope this helps...I am a collector of Antique Mourning Jewelry which I will later today post some that have inlaid pansies with Rose Cut Diamonds set into 9k/9ct or higher karat gold. You have found a very lovely ring that is priced around $350-600 and on the sides were black enameling in between the etching of the ring which has worn off. I believe the gemstone to be a Quartz..either light Amethyst or a clear Quartz. Thanks for sharing!
  9. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    This is why I love CW - I would NEVER have thought it was a Victorian ring or a piece of mourning jewelry. Thank you so much Moonstonelover21 for this information. I have a book on mourning jewelry but don't recall quartz rings w/gold leaf pansies featured. I'll definitely wear it with more respect now. (Before I thought it was a flapper jewel and only imagined her holding a martini....) Looking forward to seeing your collection. It is a favorite ring of mine. Thanks!
  10. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    To learn a lot of antique jewelry I highly recommend two books which are very interesting and instructive.
    1. An illustrated dictionary of jewelry by Harold Newman with 2530 entries, including definitions of jewels, gemstones, materials, processes, and styles and entries on principal designers and makers, for antiquity to the present day. 685 illustraions!
    2. Starting to collect jewellery by John Benjamin

    I own a lot of books about antique jewelry but these two I use the most. But I have to admit I still have to read and learn, I need more time !!
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  11. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Valentino97 thank you for sharing! I forgot about those really neat Victorian Mourning Jewelry!! Amethyst is my Birthstone and I rarely wear them for the fact that they abraid so easily. That is why you see rings set with Amethyst or a Quartz so worn on the edges. and or chipped. I am self taught and I am grateful to be able to work with a A & C Claydon Jewelers. I sell for them on the side and they entrust me with knowing Antique or Vintage Jewelry. I am also ever learning and when I see a neat piece like this...I fall in love all over again....I own about 20 Antique Jewelry Books and drool at the pieces everyday :)
  12. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you Agram.m - just checked out the link you sent - and yes very similar! I prefer my geometric-look bevels and the shank is 1/4" wide, but it isn't marked so mine is probably lower gold content. Agree w/you both - must be a quartz. Very nice quality no chips or scratches to the stone. Thank you for your expertise!
  13. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you Agram.m for the suggestion of your favorite research books. Will look for them. Most appreciated!
  14. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you AmberRose for your comment - you called it Victorian first - and I was surprised. Thanks also to Mustangtony, freiheit, AR8Jason, inky, musikchoo and Hedgewalker for loving this too.
  15. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you too my good friend! Did you find a treasure at the swap meet this weekend?
  16. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you Hunter for your love. Look forward to checking out all your collections. What a great job you have! Thanks for loving and living CW!
  17. bratjdd bratjdd, 1 year ago
    I love it!!!
  18. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you bratjdd for your comment. The stone is big - "cocktail size" approx. .75"x.50". Sorry I don't have my jeweler-ruler in front of me right now. Thank you also to musikchoo, birdie, vetraio, Epson, vintagejewel, RonM, wlcoleman, gale50 for checking out this lovely old ring. Happy Hunting to you all!
  19. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you vintagemad for loving this.
  20. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 16 days ago
    This ring is outstanding! I love love love it!
  21. valentino97 valentino97, 16 days ago
    Thanks Elisabethan - this is the ring that started my friendship w/Moonstonelover and Agram. I knew nothing about it and they did - gave me important background. I love CW and hope you will get the research you need too.
  22. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 16 days ago
    Thankyou Valentino97! I think I will, and I already love CW. First time I've found a forum for this, it's great. You can learn so much from others.

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