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    by snapshot » Aug 26, 2019
    20190825_133025.jpg 20190825_133025.jpg 20190825_132957.jpg 20190824_195804.jpg hello and thank you for looking, my grand mother left these two items to
    me and i would like some advice as to what they could be worth and what age ect thanks chris
     
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  2. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Aug 26, 2019
    Very beautiful.
    The brooch looks 1950s 1960s to me. I cant quite make out the hallmarks. If it is a piece from a quality retailer ie Tiffany it is worth more than the sum of its parts (gold and diamonds). Value would be largely determined by gold weight and assay plus the diamonds. It seems quite a substantial piece and very eye catching. Without knowing the details, I’d say around $3,000 maybe more. If a signed designer piece, $5,000 plus.
    The ring is very beautiful. It appears to be an emerald and diamond halo ring. Date wise I’d say modern as the diamonds appear to be round not old cuts. They seem to be of good colour and clarity and the emerald is also a good colour. Price wise $2,000 - $3,000 or more depending on actual diamond carat weight.
     
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    by snapshot » Aug 26, 2019
    thank you thats really helpful
     
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    by snapshot » Aug 26, 2019
    Hi again i have tried to get a closer look at the marks and i think it says HJCO then a crown then 18h mabe this means something i will have a look but would appreciate any other help.
     
    


    


  5. kgizo
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    by kgizo » Aug 26, 2019
    I think Bron is spot on with her age estimates. Please note prices can vary based on where you live. Vintage brooches aren’t very popular where I am so I would put a value around $2,000-2,500. The emerald ring is very pretty. Emerald prices vary based on treatments and origin. You would need a reputable lab, not just an appraiser, to tell you that. Are there any stamps on the ring?
     
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    by snapshot » Aug 26, 2019
    Il take a look at the ring later, I have found the brooch it looks like it was a designer called andrew grima I think
     
  7. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Aug 26, 2019
    Definitely bring the ring to be appraised by an independent appraiser. We have a list up at the top I think it resources or maybe tools. The ring especially is amazing.

    Just curious, would you sell these or keep/give to a wife or GF or daughter or your own grandkids? I’m asking because a lot of us have collections that we hope will convey to people we haven’t met down the line what amazing people we were lol.

    Your grandmother was one of us seeing those pieces. She must have been a stylish and cool woman, :wavey:
     
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    by kipari » Aug 26, 2019
    Shout out to @whitewave and @Bron357 : you ladies rock !


    OP: I hope you enjoy these pieces and think of your stylish grandma every time you wear them!!
     
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    by snapshot » Aug 27, 2019
    Thank you for your help! im going to london tomorrow to have the brooch valued i will let you know how it goes.
     
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    by whitewave » Aug 31, 2019
    i can internet stalk and sleuth like nobody’s business, lol
     
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    you just want to stalk me for my brooch lol
     
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    by PreRaphaelite » Sep 1, 2019
    The ring is quite lovely; did you find any hallmarks inside?
     
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    by whitewave » Sep 1, 2019
    LOL. :appl: That’s right, baby! You have the goods and we are addicts and need a fix. :pray:
     
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    Nothing to add, but oooooh! and ahhhh!
     
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    by snapshot » Sep 1, 2019
    you might think differently if you saw me lol bit ruff round the edges broken nose few scars but nice ring and brooch =)
     
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    by snapshot » Sep 2, 2019
    just an update! i took the brooch to London bonhams and had a surprise, And the ring has the mark RR then the hall mark witch is hard to see
     
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    by Mrs_Strizzle » Sep 3, 2019
    What was the surprise??
     
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    by snapshot » Sep 7, 2019
    it was a surprise because it makes a change for me to have something nice! and to have it verified was even better, thank you for all your help..
     

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