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YadaYadaYada

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I stumbled upon this ring on Mercari last night, it had sold for $525, the diamond is a 60 point old mine cut according to the seller, so someone got a great deal. If anyone has any Ostby Barton pieces please share them!

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CHRISTY-DANIELLE

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Ugh that kills me, when you see something on IG that was half the price on Ruby Lane. I wanted a very distinctive gold wedding band, it sold, and then a week later it was on IG for 2x the cost.
I loved the Otsby Barton pieces, and Uncas, et al.
 

stracci2000

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Of course I have one!
My Italian Nana had a signet ring that she received for her 16th birthday, in 1919. She gave that ring to me when I was a teenager.
Somehow, I lost track of that ring during my divorce.:cry2:
So I went hunting on eBay for a similar one, and found this one. The original ring had "MC". This one just has "C".
BTW, Mr. Ostby died on the Titanic!
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@stracci2000, wow 1919, that's pretty cool so sorry you lost it though. I do love the intricate designs on the OB pieces, they are usually very small size rings though!
 

stracci2000

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so sorry you lost it though
Yeah, it still makes me really mad, 20 years later!
There was a certain jewelry box that somehow got lost in the shuffle.
When I asked about it's whereabouts, I never really got a good answer, so I let it go.
 

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Yeah, it still makes me really mad, 20 years later!
There was a certain jewelry box that somehow got lost in the shuffle.
When I asked about it's whereabouts, I never really got a good answer, so I let it go.
Ugh that just makes me so mad for you! You know even if you have a lot of jewelry it can be just one piece that you lost that sticks with you.

For me it's my mother's wedding set, stolen from our condo in 2003, still haunts me.
 

stracci2000

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Ugh that just makes me so mad for you! You know even if you have a lot of jewelry it can be just one piece that you lost that sticks with you.

For me it's my mother's wedding set, stolen from our condo in 2003, still haunts me.
Your mom's rings were more precious than my nana's ring. To have them stolen is just heartbreaking.
 

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@stracci2000, well I hate to say one is more precious than another, they both had an important place in our lives. I'm pretty well over it finally but for a long time I looked for them on Ebay.

The really twisted thing is we were having company over (this guy DH knew from work) he was loss control for Home Depot. As I was cleaning our room a voice told me to put the dish of jewelry in the drawer.

I didn't listen to my inner voice.

To this day I don't know if it was the guy from work or our neighbor who mysteriously disappeared after his unit went into foreclosure.
 

marymm

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Sometime ago I picked up this pretty Ostby Barton ring. I bought it for the setting; I was going to sub out the 5.5mm pink sapphires (likely synthetic), but then decided against that project and now it languishes in my jewelry box. Beautifully crafted, Ostby Barton made quality pieces.

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Rubymal

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Sometime ago I picked up this pretty Ostby Barton ring. I bought it for the setting; I was going to sub out the 5.5mm pink sapphires (likely synthetic), but then decided against that project and now it languishes in my jewelry box. Beautifully crafted, Ostby Barton made quality pieces.

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That one is gorgeous! Do you mind if I ask ballpark how much you paid? There's one that looks similar on ebay, but feels a little overpriced to me.
 

marymm

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^ Let me put it this way ... it is entirely possible that an Ostby Barton toi et moi is listed on LT for $245 which coincidentally is a bit less than the price paid for it ... hope that info helps!
 

Rubymal

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^ Let me put it this way ... it is entirely possible that an Ostby Barton toi et moi is listed on LT for $245 which coincidentally is a bit less than the price paid for it ... hope that info helps!
Super helpful! I was thinking for a piece from that time period, with that style should roughly be around $300. There is one on ebay that is double that price, I felt in my gut it was a bit high :)
 

mandao

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I stumbled upon this ring on Mercari last night, it had sold for $525, the diamond is a 60 point old mine cut according to the seller, so someone got a great deal. If anyone has any Ostby Barton pieces please share them!

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I am the one who bought this ring. I am in awe that I own it. I will have it restored and will keep it forever!!
 
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