(Closed) Antique ring or not?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve looked at a lot of antique rings and you don’t really see many heart motifs like that in older rings from 1900-1940 or so. I would say that it is from the 1950’s or later. I’m no expert though, this is just based on what I have seen in the ring market while scoping out potential antique engagement rings. I could be totally off, but that’s just my initial impression. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

what about taking it to a local jewelry or appraiser they may be able to giv eyou a better answer and most are free/ very cheap

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hmm… well, my ring is from 1926 and has a heart in it –

 

… so who knows? hehe…

 

Take it to a jeweler,  most won’t charge you for an unofficial appraisal, and often they can give you a rough estimate of its age by the jeweler’s mark on the inside, if there is one.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

i have tried searching every mix or words and thats all i could find on it

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@sparrow02:  

@sablemuse: 

oops sorry for being redundant, we all posted at the same time!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Prism-Lite was originally Trademarked in 1947. So your ring could definitely be vintage, but since it couldn’t be over 100 years old, it couldn’t be an antique. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@sablemuse:  Thank you, I love it 🙂

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