Posted 3 years ago
I found this little treasure years ago, again, at a thrift store. I have always loved it! From my research, it dates to the early 70's and the actual glass millefiori "button" was created exclusively by Paul Ysart for Caithness of Scottland. It has been cut at the bottom of the sterling silver ring, obviously to fit a larger finger. As you can see from the old Man'f Info on the back, it was a size small. I forget who the jeweler was that made the rings for Caithness, but it has all the right symbols on the inside of the ring to denote it was made in GB and is sterling silver, as well as the style # written in pen on the Man'f Info.. I got it for a mere $4.50. It's so much harder to find real collectibles around the thrift stores here anymore. They bring in appraisers from Minneapolis once a month to go through the items they see as worth appraising. But, if you peruse laboriously, you can still find hidden treasure they missed!