Post # 1
I came across a thin, dainty ring that I believe belonged to my great grandma. She was married in 1901. I’m hoping someone has seen something similar and might be familiar with the mark inside the band. I can clearly read the 14 karat but I’m not sure whats to the left of it? I believe it’s from the Edwardian Era. Any help would be appreciated!
I’ll attach the pictures in comments below.
Post # 4
Sorry, I can’t help with details, but I just have to say, what a lovely and super sweet ring. I love it.
Post # 5
thank you friend! I think it’s precious…I might try it in my stack.
Post # 6
It looks like K&D 14k. Were those their initials?
Post # 7
I see K&D also…not any family in initials I’m aware of. (I do a lot of family history) maybe the jeweler?
Post # 8
It’s lovely! I know that there are silver hallmarks that give you a lot of information and there are books and online sources to reference. I don’t know that gold is the same. I would assume the K and D to be initials the way that they are engraved. Are those your great-grandparents initials?
Post # 9
Thank you! I’ll have to do some research on the stamp/mark. There are no K & D in my family that I’m aware of…
Post # 10
Wow it’s gorgeous! I’m shocked that it’s that old, it seriously looks new. Would be lovely worn alone or in a stack.
Post # 11
What a lovely dainty ring!
Post # 12
No idea, but it’s just lovely.
Post # 13
Apparently, according to the rather comprehensive but very readable site above, hallmarks were not compulsory before the 1900’s so you may well be right about the date, or even earlier.
l wonder if the initials might be standing for something privately sentimental, like Kid and Darling or something? I love it btw.
Post # 14
how beautiful. I gave my mom a ring like that.