Can I see Your Antique Rings

posted 9 months ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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@munsterb:  Thank you! Yes, they came as a set. 

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2021 - Australia

not mine but my mum’s engagement ring. It is from the 1860s ish, I believe. She and my dad got engaged when they were quite young and couldn’t afford much, and antiques at that time didn’t attract a sales tax, so they decided to get an antique ring. Back then, something couldn’t be called an antique unless it was over 100 years old, so they know it dates to at least 1860, but it could be earlier. They’ve been married 52 years and I think she’s had one of the pearls replaced after it cracked but otherwise it’s in pretty good condition considering its’ age and the stone types! (rubies and pearls).

What I love about the rubies is that they are not manufactured so they are very much softer in colour than modern ones – almost pink, which is my favourite!

 

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Post # 34
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Bumble bee

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@thecoffeefiend:  Beautiful! By the way, it’s still the case that something isn’t antique unless it’s over 100 years old. If it’s less then 100 years, it’s vintage.

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2021 - Australia

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@yogahammy:  oh, absolutely – it does seem the meaning has become a little diluted over time by sellers, even though that is the proper definition!

Post # 36
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Newbee

Ruby ring my mother passed down to me. This was the first ring my father ever gave her. It was originally 14k gold but I had it dipped in white gold at my jeweler to match my engagement ring. I love it so much. 

Post # 37
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Bee Keeper

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@munsterb:  I never get tired of looking at this.. gasps..smh.. amazing!!!

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