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Help with eBay vintage ring

NYCtoMidwest

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Hi everyone,

I am new to the forums and have been looking with my wife for a new ring. We found this one on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/151903265086?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT , and was wondering if it was a good price, at 2990.00?

It is a .76ct solitaire, Color:J-K, Clarity SI1-SI2, old European cut in a platinum setting, with about .3 ct in the accent halo.

Pics:

ebay1.jpg
ebay2.jpg
ebay3.jpg

It has been a while since we looked at diamonds and I am not as well versed on what to look for in determining the price of a vintage ring. Any help that you all are able to offer would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
 

Gypsy

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Clarity greatly concerns me. I am getting that is a 'real' I clarity stone and that it will not be eyeclean.
 

NYCtoMidwest

Rough_Rock
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Hi Gypsy,

Thank you for your response. Are you able to see inclusions from the photo? I am viewing this on a 13" screen and my eye sight is not the greatest.
 

foxinsox

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I don't really like the darkness at the centre of your original ring tbh - especially that central facet that's dark in every picture (round 10-11 o'clock in the face-on shots).
This is very similar and happens to be on sale. See if they'll send you pics of the facet pattern up close?
https://www.etsy.com/listing/246014550/sale-edwardian-068ct-diamond-target-ring?ref=shop_home_active_7
If you like the target-halo style, that seller has a good number of others.
Also have a look at these which might suit you as well?
http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/rings/vintage-antique/1-39tcw-old-mine-cut-princess-style-vintage-ring#.VoX1S5N97os
https://www.etsy.com/listing/234606663/antique-14k-yellow-white-gold-187ctw
https://www.etsy.com/listing/249128807/16cttw-art-deco-diamond-ring-original
https://www.etsy.com/listing/232269258/vintage-art-deco-engagement-ring-diamond
 

NYCtoMidwest

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Hi foxinsox,

Thank you for your links! It gives us some great ideas and options, but we are looking exclusively for platinum (contact dermatitis) with a lower basket. Does that make sense?
 

Gypsy

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Yes, I can in the first one. The second one has been too photoshoped for my taste.
 

pearaffair

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foxinsox said:
I don't really like the darkness at the centre of your original ring tbh - especially that central facet that's dark in every picture (round 10-11 o'clock in the face-on shots).
This is very similar and happens to be on sale. See if they'll send you pics of the facet pattern up close?
https://www.etsy.com/listing/246014550/sale-edwardian-068ct-diamond-target-ring?ref=shop_home_active_7
If you like the target-halo style, that seller has a good number of others.
Also have a look at these which might suit you as well?
http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/rings/vintage-antique/1-39tcw-old-mine-cut-princess-style-vintage-ring#.VoX1S5N97os
https://www.etsy.com/listing/234606663/antique-14k-yellow-white-gold-187ctw
https://www.etsy.com/listing/249128807/16cttw-art-deco-diamond-ring-original
https://www.etsy.com/listing/232269258/vintage-art-deco-engagement-ring-diamond

Wow, all of these are gorgeous!
 
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