Post # 1
Background- My grandma was an orphan and was raised by a lady who i have always known as Auntie Madge.
Aunie Madge died when i was 12 at the age of 98. In her will my grandmother was left a box which contained a large amount of costume jewellery. My grandma has never really worn jewellery so as her only Grandaughter at the time, passed the box onto me.
My mother and i went through the box which contained a large amount of low quality jewellery but right at the very bottom was a beautiful Ruby ring which just so happens to be my birth stone.
I have kept this ring safe for 14 years and decided today to take it to the jewellers to be re sized so i can wear it on my wedding day.
Its a beautiful 1920’s 18ct white gold and platinum ring with 1 princess cut ruby surround by a hexagonal halo of diamonds.
I am very anxious about having it sent away and hope it comes back in one piece. I am nervously going to be waiting for the call from the jeweller its been sent away to for the repair and re sizing estimate and cant wait to get it back.
I only have one quote poor quality picture of it which i will post when i get home- i cant wait to see it once its been cleaned and polished!!
Has anyone else found any hidden treasure?!
Post # 3
@ChocolateLime: Wow that is awesome!
I have not found anything like that, not that lucky, lol.
Make sure it looks like your ring when you get it back though!
Post # 4
It sounds lovely! I can’t wait to see the picture!!!
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX
That is so awesome! Can’t wait for pics! Nope, my grandparents were very poor for a long time and whatever they had, they gave it to their children. I might get my grandmothers anniversary diamond ring though. She just wore a plain band for years until their 50th anniversary when my grandfather wanted to finally give her a diamond. It’s YG, .75-.8 round center diamond with a trillion cut diamond on each side. After my grandfather died, my grandmother gave it to my mom (her only living daughter). My mom told me it will go to me (her oldest daughter- eventually).
Post # 6
That is so neat! It sounds really pretty.
Post # 7
i apologise for the poor quality photo!! but you get an idea, its actually very sparkly in person and thats with god knows how many years of grime on it!
oh and its an octogon not a hexagon!
Post # 8
That’s lovely! My mom told me that my great grandmother had a 4 carat diamond ring that she was passing down, but someone in my family (one of my mom’s aunt’s or cousins) took it and no one knows who has it 🙁
Post # 9
I guess I would consider mine that. Once the diamond fell out no one wanted it, I wondered if it was gone contacted a family member and they gave it to me. I wanted it because it was grandma’s and bonus platinum!!
I have some other pieces of my granmother’s that are missing stones but are beautiful I will repair those when I can.
Post # 10
Can’t wait to see a picture of it once the jeweler has his or her hands on cleaning it…you will be shocked at how much more sparkle it throws off once its clean. I LOVE that design!