Post # 1
My late grand-mother past away last year and my father just received his part of the inheritance. It included what he thinks is his mother’s wedding ring.
Since both of my parents don’t care for jewellery they gave it to me yesterday, knowing I would like it. I am very happy to have it and I will wear it as soon as I have it repaired (my grandma had to cut it one day, I guess it was to difficult to take it off).
I don’t mind at all but I don’t think the stone in it is a real diamond. My grand parents were not very rich at the time (in the 1930’s). The ring is made of 10k yellow gold and the stone in it is clear and it sparkles quite a bit in the sunlight
The stone seems to be aroud .2 or .3 ct (to my eye) and it is shaped like an oval diamond but the cut is very irregular. The setting is too!
What do you think it is? Cz was’nt produced then, so I don’t think it is this either. Could it be another gemstone? Quartz? Glass?
I will bring it to a jeweller maybe next week or the other but I want your opinion!
Post # 3
Wow that is so unique! What a special treasure to have. I have no idea what the stone is, but I definitely love the ring!
Post # 4
@labossanova: That is a really cool vintage ring! Its even more special because it belonged to your Gram. How neat to have an heirloom.
Could it maybe white sapphire or quartz? Maybe its a raw cut diamond? I thought read here on WB that diamonds weren’t as expensive back then.
Congrats OP, keep us posted on what it is!
Post # 5
If it’s an older ring, the stone could still be a diamond – older stones weren’t cut with same precision as modern diamonds.
it’ll be interesting to hear what it is when it comes back from the jeweler – regardless of what it is, it’s pretty, and it’s nice to have a family heirloom.
Post # 6
thats so pretty! I love it!
Post # 7
@Bridey77: it is so special to my heart! I really like the design of it, it is so different!
I cleaned it this afternoon and now the more I look at it the more I think it could be a real diamond. It sparkle a LOT. What is the most unusual of it is the irregular cut, which make me think it is probably some kind of gem/diamond in a rough cut.
Post # 8
@labossanova: Keep us posted on what it is OP. I’m really curious. Vintage heirlooms are so special!
Post # 9
So pretty.. keep us posted.
Post # 10
I think it could be a diamond for sure. That is the size of my grandmothers diamond.
Post # 11
Looks to me like a white sapphire. 🙂 They’re gorgeous too! I have a RHR that’s all white sapphire. The reason I say it resembles white sapphire is because it’s very white. White sapphire has an almost icy look to it. Beautiful whatever it is! 🙂
Post # 11
Hey ladies! I have an update on my grand-mother’s ring!
So I brought it to a local jeweller ou told me the stone was a colourless zircon. The stone was shipped and the setting was damaged and I bought a different stone to reset on the ring.
I bought a round .28ct cognac diamond to match the color of the yellow gold band and went to a local jeweller (amaziiiiing lady! her craftship impressed me a lot!) to get it reset.
Since the original stone was an oval, the new round diamond wasn’t going to fit well in the setting. We decided to make a bezel with it to showcase the color of the diamond within the gold band and to make it look vintage yet original.
I am in LOVE with the results. It is dainty, very low profile and the change of setting is seemless. It looks lik it has been like this for decades! I think my grand mother would have loved it too 🙂
Enough talking, here it is:
The light doesn’t show the diamond justice: it is super sparkly and clear with that beautiful warm cognac colour!
Post # 12
I LOVE it! very nice!… I always love when people update post too
Post # 13
labossanova: love it! Great choice in the stone! It came out awesome.
Post # 14
labossanova: oh cool, i LOVE champagne diamonds. lucky! enjoy it!