(Closed) Calling all antique ring experts, Any help with what era my ring could be?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee

It looks like a copy of Princess Diana’s ring – that style was very popular after her and Prince Charles got married in 1981.  That ring was given to Kate Middleton last year and again that style has become very popular but in white gold rather than yellow gold, which is what makes me think it is early 1980s as white gold was not at all popular then.

It is a beautiful ring btw!!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Blackie:  That’s what I was thinking. I’m no ring expert, but the lines of the ring and the tall prongs on the side view in yellow gold made me think of the mid-eighties.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It’s pretty!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Stephaniemkenned:  Does it just have 9k stamped on it and no hall mark?  Only asking because my antique ring has 18k stamped in it, but nothing else because it was made pre modern hall marks.  If it does have a hall mark then you should be able to find out more about it.  I really wanted to know more about mine, but the only thing the jeweller could say was that looking at the style of it she thought it was made about 1900.  I’ve included a picture because mine’s not dissimilar to yours.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

1980’s maybe even late 70’s

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Hmm I am actually quitE worried about the 1970s being viewed as antique!! Lol

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Actually, that style has been popular since the 19th century. The thing that will date it is the hallmark. 

Is it an upper-case M or lower case? There’s a chart on dating hallmarks on this page: http://www.thebigworld.co.uk/dating_english_hallmarks_silver_and_gold.htm

(Edited to add: M will signify the year but the actual year it means will depend on which city it’s from and what style of letter it is.)

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I would also guess 1980’s or so as well.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Stephaniemkenned:  I’m a bit hallmark obsessed too. There is a world of information in a tiny little space.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Looks Edwardian to me…they were bigon encrusting…lovely regardless!

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