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Posted 1 year ago

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valentino97
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When I turned 30 I decided to treat myself to a gold ring - but I didn't find the right one until I was 35 at an antique mall in El Cajon, CA. The stone is probably onyx? faceted - approximately .75"x.5" It's size 6.5 - and large enough that the setting sits across finger. I prefer large settings - guess I'm not very dainty. I think this is from the 50's - and is marked 14k inside. In the 1940's beautiful swirls and bows in the roccoco style were popular - and that style continues. It also looks Victorian but the marks inside look too new (and so tiny I can't make it out. Where's my loupe???) If anyone has more info - please post.

I can't remember what my 40th present was. Might have been my fab computer, etc. Surely I bought a piece of bling too!

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
    Love gifts to self. I think we should have a new catagory for it.
    Beautiful ring, do you wear it often?
  2. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    In my country we say:"Take care of yourself, often others don!" So spoil yourself if possible. Nice ring!
  3. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    I am always treating myself with baubles and I think all of us should! I believe this was made around 1900's or 1920's the latest. The saw tooth edging and the mounting gives it away. The beautiful scrolling is wonderful and its Edwardian, with a little Deco flair. Great cut stone! I hope this helps! If I were to sell it I would label it Antique Edwardian.
  4. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thanks AmberRose - I LOVE your idea for new category "Gifts to Self". Wouldn't that be fun to see what is posted? Could be anything and everything. I don't wear it very often. Guess probably because I don't have much gold - as you've seen I'm more of the ethnic, sterling and bakelite junkie.
  5. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you Agram.m - important to remember to enjoy our passion and indulge when possible!
  6. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you Moonstonelover21 - it is in a very nice quality setting w/the sawtooth and nice mount. When I locate my loupe I will read the mark. Weren't the old Edwardian or Victorian marks usually just simple initials or symbols? This one appears to be script. Thank you for loving it!
  7. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you Vetrai50, Newtimes and Mustangtony for loving this ring.
  8. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Not all the time...depending on the Country or origin. I have seen very clean and easy to read marks on lovely pieces that were hardly worn. I would doubt myself and go to the store to ask..and they would confirm that indeed it was older than the hallmarked looked.
  9. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you Moonstone - haven't found my loupe yet. Thank you for the comment will reply when I find out more. Entertained young 20-yr olds this week. I am EXHAUSTED! They didn't care about any of my treasures....oh well - all the more for those of us who do care.
  10. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you Hunter, Sean, vintagejewel and artislove for your love.
  11. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    I love this ring and the display box. El Cajon, CA? Are you in San Diego?
  12. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 5 months ago
    Beautiful ring and box!!!
  13. valentino97 valentino97, 5 months ago
    Thanks nutsabotas6 for your nice comment. It's a very nice ring.

    Thanks also to others who enjoyed this ring: Hunter, Sara and Nadia!
  14. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 5 months ago
    Val, hey beautiful...love and miss you my friend!!! XOXOXO
  15. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 25 days ago
    Hey Val how are you. Been thinking about you, hope all is well.
  16. valentino97 valentino97, 25 days ago
    Hi Ken! Hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday weekend. This time I stuck close to home but had a bbq and fireworks at the beach. It was very nice even if quieter than usual. I don't post w/my phone, but my computer is on 24/7 so that's why all of a sudden I'm paying attention. Thank you!

  17. inky inky, 25 days ago
    Great ring and love the box too... I like big rings too!...I think it may be mourning ring...Google it and see what you think....:-)

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