Post # 1
A week or so ago I started a thread recruiting the ring-expertise of the fellow ring board lurking bees like myself. I inherited a ring from my great grandmother and posted a picture of it to see what you ladies thought the center stone might be.
Heres the ring:
Last night Fiance made a comment that he thought I was wasting my time caring because it looked like a poorly made ring that could have come from anywhere and cost 10 bucks. I said it was possible, but I was unconvinced.
So today I was bored, so while Fiance was at work, I took it to a jeweler who answered my questions about it. (:
Most bee’s thought it was an amethyst, and you were right! the center stone is an amethyst, the tiny stones in the prongs are diamonds, and the metal is platinum. He said it was probably made circa 1920. He offered to appraise it, but I’m much more interested in the historical/sentimental value than ever selling it.
So, my theory was right and it turns out that “hand crafted antique” looks alot like “10 dollar hunk of junk” to Fiance haha.
So, I mostly wanted to follow up about my last post and say that you ladies were spot on about the ring :] Thanks for the help!
Post # 3
It’s absolutely beautiful, and that looks like a lot of platinum! LOL Bet you can’t wait to tell your Fiance all about it! 🙂
Post # 4
Wow that’s a cool ring! Even though you won’t sell it, you might still want to get it appraised and put on your insurance policy. I’m guessing that if it’s platinum, it is worth a good chunk of change.
Post # 5
Yay! That is awesome that you found out what you were looking for and that is so cool that it is probably from the 1920s.
Do you have any more pictures of your gorgeous ring?
Post # 6
That is awesome that you know more about the ring and of course to prove the Fiance wrong…lol
Post # 7
Even if you don’t want to sale it, you should definetly get it appraised. It’s very pretty!
Post # 8
Wow! It’s beautiful. I don’t know how your Fiance could have thought it was $10 junk!!! I think you should still get appraised, because you’ll want to add it to your homeowners insurance policy and you’ll need an appraisal to do that.
Post # 9
@Riley143: Awesome! It’s very pretty
Post # 10
That’s very cool. I would love the history behind it.
Post # 11
@PoeticDoveInLA: Agree 100% get it appraised.
@Riley143: As a jewellery buff, I think you’ll be “shocked” at what it is worth, even though Amerthysts are quite common. Even a half decent modern ring like this can run $ 200 to $ 1000 (and that would be in gold)
Post # 12
That’s so neat! Thanks for updating us. MYSTERY SOLVED!
Post # 13
I think you are all right and I should get it appraised, if only for insurance purposes. I guess it was the last thing from my mind because I only associated that with selling it, which isn’t the case here.
@mylittleviolett: Yes I do!(: Heres a few more.
^That last one really shows the heavy miligrain detailing. Its like that all around it. You can also see how its not 100% semetrical . Thats what lead Fiance to believe it was worthless, but led ME to believe it was hand-crafted.
Post # 14
@Riley143: Beautiful. The asymmetry of the design just means that most likely it was made by hand and not mass produced. It’s lovely and I love all of the miligrain.
Post # 15
I missed the original thread, but what a beautiful and very unique ring! That amethyst is such a great colour and I just love the E-W setting of that stone.
Also, what was your Fiance thinking for thinking a lovely antique/vintage (and likely handmade ring given it is not “perfect”) was a $10 ring from “anywhere”! Silly!
Even if you have no intention of ever selling it, I would probably get it appraised!
Post # 16
What a beautiful ring!!!!