(Closed) Calling all antique erings….

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My e-ring is J’s great grandmother’s.  It was purchased in the 1930s for $100.  When his grandfather had it appraised and clean, they were at amazed at how perfect the diamond is.  πŸ™‚ 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Gorgeous rings ladies!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

This ring was my great-aunt’s (my dad’s mom’s sister). My paternal grandma died before I was born so my great-aunt was essentially my grandmother. She was the anchor of my family and we all loved her more than anything. She died in February 2004 and it was very hard for all of us.

In Dec. 2004 at the family Christmas party we were all handing out gifts and me, my brother and cousin all got sentimental gifts from my great-aunt’s jewelry box. My brother and cousin each got one of the little silver saint medals that my aunt wore every day. I opened my little box and was SHOCKED to find her bridal set!!! Apparently she left it to me in her will but I did not know until 8 months after she died.

It sat in a box for 6 years. I got engaged in November and decided to (carefully!) use it for my engagement. I got it appraised in November and the ering is worth $2,800 and the wedding band (just like the ering but with 9 small diamonds all in a row) is $800.

The coolest thing about this ring, I think, is the center stone is only .43 carats, but looks twice that size. It is in what is called an “illusion setting” which apparently was popular in the 1950s. Unfortunately my great-uncle died many years ago and we never got to ask my great-aunt where this ring came from. There is no one left alive who would know.

All this time I thought I wanted a princess-cut solitaire, but after wearing this ring and seeing hundreds of other rings, I realize that this is the ring I wanted all along. How convenient, right? πŸ™‚

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Meshka: Thank you so much.  People can’t believe that it’s the original ring and diamond.  Your ring is gorgeous as well. πŸ™‚

@CharlotteMJ: That’s really pretty!!  I love the story about it. πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

My grandfather proposed to my grandmother in 1951 with this ring. He left it to me when he died because he knew how much I loved it.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@SoontobeMrsA: Another illusion setting! beautiful πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

@CharlotteMJ: thank you πŸ™‚ I’m not sure what the illusion setting is lol. Is it the box thingy it’s in?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@SoontobeMrsA: yes, the box. makes the stone look much larger than it is. It could be just the camera work but your setting is a little duller than the stone and is a little more noticeable than mine – have you gotten your ring professional cleaned recently? I got mine cleaned when I got it appraised and the setting is SUPER sparkley and unless you really look you can’t tell the difference between the metal and the stone.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

@CharlotteMJ: yes I had not had it cleaned professionally in a few months. I see what you mean since I have had it cleaned recently. Thanks for explaining it to me πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Mine is a cushion cut stone in a 1920s setting, Fiance and I picked it out while antique shopping. He upgraded the center stone and added 2 small diamonds to the flowers on the sides of the setting.  

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