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    Posted 6 years ago

    freiheit
    (1225 items)

    This is a very pretty little ring. Too bad it is too small for my fingers. It was made/sold by a very well-known Canadian firm, Birks. Based on the style of the ring, I would date it to the first half of the last century.

    I am not sure what the stones are. They kept their sparkle over the years and therefore I don’t think they are rhinestones. I also don’t think that they are diamonds, because the ring is silver, and it seems to me a very unlikely thing to set them in a silver ring. So, the question remains: What are the stones?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    1. freiheit freiheit, 6 years ago
      Thanks a lot, kyratango, aura, mikelv85, racer4four, Michelleb007, and bladerunner22:)
    2. themuse themuse, 6 years ago
      unfoiled paste was used at the time...it can stay pretty sparkly?
    3. freiheit freiheit, 6 years ago
      Thanks for your comment, themuse. I was also thinking that it might be rock crystal. However, I have no idea how to tell the difference between glass, rock crystal, and anything else that sparkles :)
    4. themuse themuse, 6 years ago
      a gem tester can tell between leaded crystal (paste) and rock crystal. If you happen to have one laying around lol. Its the only way I know of at least
    5. freiheit freiheit, 6 years ago
      I have been playing with the idea of getting one. I think it might be a good investment for someone who likes jewelry:)
      Thanks for your help, themuse:)

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