(Closed) identify this setting/cut? And whether or not to unsolder?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: New (heirloom) ring - would you unsolder the bands?
    Yes - too much going on! : (47 votes)
    77 %
    No - it's an heirloom and is gorgeous the way it is! : (14 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    The centre stone looks like maybe an Old Mine Cut.. is it kind of a squarish shape with softly rounded edges?

    As for the side stones, if they’re actually triangular then they’d be called “trillion” but from the pic it looks to me like the diamonds themselves are round, but the setting is triangular.  The rectangular diamond could be an emerald, or more likely a baguette.

    The setting made in 1910 would either be Edwardian or Art Deco, since it falls right between those 2 style periods.


    ETA:  If you take it to a very reputable jeweller (I can’t see from your post where you live, but perhaps there is a well known antiques dealer in your area who can point you in the direction of an estate jeweler?) they should have no problem taking the ruby band off the set, or even seperating all three if necessary.  It is delicate work though, and should be left to professionals.  Keep in mind there might be some repair/restoration work needed after the fact, since the gold will have thinned with so much wear over the years.

    Post # 5
    45 posts
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I would eliminate the middle band, and then use the ruby band as a wedding band.

    Post # 6
    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @lolot:  If it’s round, it’s probably an Old European Cut 🙂

    Post # 8
    352 posts
    Helper bee

    I would get them unsoldered so you can wear parts or all with work.  My taste is more simple like yours so I would wear the engagement ring and simple sold band.  I like the ruby as a right hand ring.  I would keep it and wear separate since it is still heirloom.  Hope these suggestions help.  Your ring is beautiful, congrats!

    Post # 9
    1418 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I love them all!! I would unsolder them if you are not sentimental… but make sure that it won’t cause a problem with the rings. I have never seen soldered rings, but make sure that there won’t be any damage if you do this! CONGRATS!!!

    Post # 10
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think you would have good luck posting in Pricescope. They are very helpful with antique jewelry. I would say the diamond is an Old European Cut or Transitional Cut. I would unsolder the rings only because it screams married to me. 

    Post # 12
    3969 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I LOVE your ring. I’m waiting on my 1920s antique and let’s just say yours is making me wish I had such an heirloom! 

    Post # 14
    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Wow! It’s stunning!  Looks great. I guess there was no damage done. Congrats! It’s beautiful, wish I Had an heirloom!

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