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Fine Jewelry6010 of 6730Antique Gold Crucifix with Eastlake-Like Applied DesignOnyx and Marcasite Brooch
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Posted 6 years ago


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This ring is 800 sterling, and pietra dura, from what I have found in checking similar items online. I am not sure whether it is from Florence or elsewhere or how old it is. Any information about this ring would be welcome.

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  1. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
    Indeed Pietra Dura, probably Florance. The 800 sterling was often used in Italy as well in other European countries. Very nice piece, I love it!
  2. BuyerGirl, 6 years ago
    Do you have any idea how old it might be or what its replacement value for insurance purposes?
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
    I'll think Victorian and for the value I think around $ 150/$200. But you can also look on eBaycom or what trade asks for such a jewel.
  4. mfcps, 6 years ago
    Great ring. I believe it is a piece of Victorian 'mourning' jewelry. The bird signifies the soul about to take flight into Heaven. I have seen another like it some years ago and that was the explanation given by a collector of mourning jewelry. Value could exceed $300+ for the right collector. Happy collecting!
  5. BuyerGirl, 6 years ago
    Thank you for the feedback. The more I learn, the more I love this piece and look forward to collecting additional pieces.

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