No clue about rings – can you tell me about my heirloom one?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It’s really hard to tell from the pictures.  If you want to know, you can take it to an appraiser (maybe take it to another afterwards for a second opinion.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Lollybags:   An antique, dark blue sapphire could be very valuable.  I’d suggest taking it to be properly appraised.  And your ring is gorgeous!!!!!!!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Lollybags:  Knowing its 18K means it was most likely a high quility stones put in it. Really there isn’t anything to tell you about it that you haven’t already said. Verbal appraisels are free at most places (ie its XXX worth $$$$) for insurence youll have to pay for a written one….

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

It’s hard to tell much from photos, seems like it’s either art deco or a bit earlier. During that era it was not unusual to have gold jewelry with genuine diamonds and synthetic sapphires, so it’s possible that the stone was lab created. The dark color makes me think it is natural, as lab sapphires from that era tend to be lighter, but I can’t tell from a pic. Either way it’s lovely, I’ve never seen a setting quite like that, just get it appraised by someone you trust. (References: Me and my father both used to sell fine jewelry)

ETA: oh, i see you said it was purchased in the 80s (didn’t see that before), so I guess the setting is just a vintage recreation, in that case the sapphire is probably real, and likely a pretty high quality. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  swonderful.
Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Very beautiful!..unfortunately I dont know much about vintage jewelry..but uou should definitely have it appraised

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

You should definitely get a professional appraisal. Even if you never plan on selling it, insuring it is a very good idea.

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