Can anyone help date a possible antique/vintage ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Your guess for the decade my ring is from
    pre 1900 : (1 votes)
    7 %
    1900's : (1 votes)
    7 %
    1910's : (1 votes)
    7 %
    1920's : (4 votes)
    27 %
    1930's : (2 votes)
    13 %
    1940's : (1 votes)
    7 %
    1950's : (2 votes)
    13 %
    1960's : (1 votes)
    7 %
    1970's : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I have no idea, but I’ll be interested to hear what you find out!  Beautiful ring, by the way!  And happy sleuthing 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    A Jeweller Appraiser is probably your best bet… and someone that specializes in Estate Jewellery.

    Honestly, as a gal who got engaged at the end of the 1970s, I could say that it looks a lot like a good deal of the rings I saw in the 1960s and 70s…

    Then again, it is a “classic” style and looks a lot like the ones you found in their own 1920s Catalogue

    Which is EXACTLY WHY you need to get a Professional Appraisal

    Hope this helps (somewhat),

     

    Post # 6
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    3 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Hi Mrs Mayo,

     

    I believe that your ring is from 1905- 1925.  The maker’s mark in the ring, however, I’m not quite so certain that the ring is JR Wood.  The W in the JR Wood mark is very thick and straight – yours is slender and a bit more “scripty”.  FYI – you also see both the W and the “Artcarved” marks in the 50’s – slowly transitioning to just Art Carved a few decades later.  While JR Wood did make rings like this – so did many other jeweler in the US in the early 20th century

     

    The hallmark should look more like this:

    Looking closely at your hallmark, is there a star between the 14 and the W? it’s somewhat faded so I can’t tell.  If so, in my dealings with such hallmarks, you see the star between the Maker’s initial and the gold content in pieces made from 1890 – 1930.  It was a bit of a trend to do this in the day.  The overall design of your piece really links it closely with items closer to 1910-1920.  The diamond looks like an Old European to me, but I can’t see it as closely as I’d like to make a clear assessment.

     

    It’s a very pretty piece.

    Post # 7
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    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I had an old ring that was my grandmother’s from Russia – I took it to get appraised and they were able to tell me TONS – how it was mined, where the diamonds were from, when it was made etc. Have you tried taking it to a jeweler for a more definitive answer? You may need an appraisal for insurance reasons anyway? 

     

     

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