(Closed) Anyone with victorian or georgian era rings? Old mine/rose cut diamonds

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

I have a georgian ring with a pearl and two small rose cut diamonds. The major issue is the prongs are worn down and no one is willing to work on it since it is so old (1760-1770.) Just something to think about. 

 

Post # 3
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Busy bee

My engagement ring is Edwardian, but I do have some Victorian and Georgian rings. I’ll post pics when I get home!

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Busy bee
Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Mine is is from the Edwardian period (1901-1910) when they started using more platinum, lacy like filligree, and so on. The centre is an antique cushion and the halo and sidestones are all old mine cuts. The stones (at least the centre) probably were once in an earlier setting, as I think the centre stone was reset into this ring way back then after it got a chip on the girdle to better protect it. 

I would recommend looking on etsy, Ruby Lane, Jewels by Grace, Love Affair Diamonds. You can search some of them by period as well. I was looking at lots of Georgian cluster rings on etsy just this morning. But as Ukulele4You mentioned one concern, particularly with Georgian rings at this point, is their age and whether they are going to be able to withstand daily wear – you would need a jeweler experienced in antique jewelery to do any repairs as well. So you would want to ask LOTS of questions, have a good return policy if the ring arrives and there are concerns, and so on.

Like I said, mine is Edwardian, but I will post anyway as it immediately followed the Victorian era, though was a much shorter period than either the Georgian or Victorian periods, and might be an era to look at as well.

Jackie and Halo

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Post # 6
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Sugar bee

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punkybrewster:  The sparkle is an acquired taste but once you have it you can’t get enough! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Another thing, make sure you buy from a reputable seller, as paste diamonds were very common in the Georgian era. They were actually more desirable than diamonds for a time.

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Busy bee

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Ukulele4You:  Yes, agreed! Diamonds have such an amazing luster that rose cuts are quite beautiful. But you have to know what you are getting.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

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punkybrewster:  Rose cuts are definitely different, but beautiful!

JbG also has some loose antique or vintage pears on her site if you wanted to do a reproduction:

http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/loose-diamonds/1-ct-to-2-00/1-27ct-antique-pear-shape-diamond-gia-f-vs2#.Vw6BD_krJhE

http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/loose-diamonds/1-ct-to-2-00/1-31ct-antique-pear-shape-diamond-gia-g-si1#.Vw6BEvkrJhE

 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Mine is Edwardian as well…not as old as you are looking at but somewhere between 1910-1920. I love how unique antique rings are.  No 2 are the same and there is such an amazing quality adn craftmanship that goes into them.

 

 

 

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

 Mine is an original atique stone (OMC ca 1890) but the setting is a reproduction modeled on an original setting from the Victorian area. Si it’s solid but still has the antique look.

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Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

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justwondering2015:  Thank you! I am sure if my ring was able to she would be blushing! 

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