How to identify vintage ring maker?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@LucyInTheMud:  I’m not sure, but bump!  

Gah, that is STUNNING!  And I’m so very sorry about your fiance.  (((hugs)))

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m very sorry for your lost… but your ring is very unique. The prettiest vintage engagement I ever seen……. the details are so elegant 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

It is a Edwardian crown reproduction engagement ring style. The diamond is a Old Mine Cut or Old European cut and the milligrain gives it away as this was all the rage during this time. 

The fact that it is 18kt white gold means it is, without a doubt a reproduction setting. Platinum was the preferred metal during this time, and most rings of this intricacy are platinum. Two tone was also popular, and platinum was mixed with yellow gold in settings. 

It is a beautiful ring, but not an antique. 
 

Post # 5
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Wannabee

i am very sorry about your fiancé. I came across your post doing some reading on a diamond I have. Older cut diamonds are not chiseled as fine as today.. I was told the bottom of the diamond is wider than it is nowadays. 

 This Type of ring is actually considered a “dinner ring”. I have one, and it was my great-grandmothers. Ask an older jeweler that you trust and they should be able to give you more detail. 

I have in my own stash white gold and platinum rings that are antiques. How do I know? They have been passed down for generations. Sometimes, someone passes, and older rings end up in Estate sales. It doesn’t mean your ring isnt an antique. it’s kind of like getting a “Tiffany” setting but it’s not sold from Tiffany’s.. Someone liked it, and just perhaps couldn’t afford the platinum. 

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