Posted 8 years ago
One Christmas my aunt gave me this beautiful opal and ruby ring. She told me she was giving it to me because ruby is my birthstone. I’ve been wearing it for the past fifteen years and always get compliments. Recently I noticed an engraving on the inside which says G J. Not knowing much about jewelry, I did some research and of course found most of the information I needed on Collectors Weekly! Thinking it was a Georg Jensen, I tried to find the Hallmark online to determine when it was made and who the designer might be. My searches were unsuccessful so I wrote a gentleman online (his last name was Jensen by the way) and he so kindly replied that my "ring was not a Jensen, but it is most beautiful." Of course I was disappointed, but I learned a valuable lesson. The good news: I had the ring appraised many years ago and the opal and the rubies are of fine quality so all is not lost. In addition, I have a ring that was given to me by my aunt, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 103!