Post # 1
This is a ring my grandmother left me when she passed away a few years ago now. I didn’t want an engagement ring (I’m not really into jewellery very much so preferred to put that sort of money towards other things) so occasionally I will wear this on my ring finger as an engagement ring. All I know is its 18k yellow gold, dark blue sapphire and diamonds. Not sure about the setting, the type of cut (if that’s what you call it?), size, what it would be worth etc. I really should get it valued to insure it I suppose. I would never sell it of course, I was very close to my Nanna so it is priceless to me. I’m curious to know some info about it though! Sorry the photos are crap.
Post # 3
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
@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
@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
Perhaps I’ll take it in out of interest then to get it appraised. I don’t think it was cheap when it was purchased back in the 80s maybe (it’s not super old) but I don’t know what to expect it would be worth now.
Post # 6
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.
Post # 7
Very beautiful!..unfortunately I dont know much about vintage jewelry..but uou should definitely have it appraised
Post # 8
You should definitely get a professional appraisal. Even if you never plan on selling it, insuring it is a very good idea.