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Roman Intaglio ring help identify heirloom

Discussion in 'Antique and Vintage Jewelry' started by kurb, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. kurb
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    by kurb » Feb 11, 2019
    Hello everyone im hoping there are some jewelry aficionado's who may be able to help me identify the ring I have. It was given to my mother by a boyfriend of hers in the 1960s. Aside from that I have no information except that she gave it to her dad my grandpa and he wore it until the day he died. So it has high sentimental value to me. I personally took it off of his body when he passed away and I wear it frequently. I believe it to a roman intaglio ring from my research. It is 14k yellow gold with 2 what i believe to be real diamonds, 1 on each side of the "intaglio". I will take the best pictures I can. There is inscriptions of initials inside of it RLC and DIC so maybe it was a wedding band or promise ring at one time I can only assume. It is also stamped 14K inside and on the right side of the stamp is a log which to me Looks like a house with an attached garage on the right lol... best I can describe.
    Pictures attached. I would just like some more info on the ring thanks everyone. ring1.jpg
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  2. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Feb 11, 2019
    These rings were popular in the 1930s-1940s.
    My grandfather had several and he also wore them everyday.
    The stone is probably carnelian. A very nice keepsake!
     
  3. kurb
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    by kurb » Feb 11, 2019
    Thanks for the reply yes I believe it to be carnelian it has a orange dark orange hue when you see light through it. Looking for as much info as possible. The makers mark dating etc thank you
     
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  5. kurb
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    by kurb » Feb 11, 2019
    Looks like a good possibility of that one. They started in 1922. Thats definately very similar in design to the mark. And im sure they dont get all the detail in when they stamp it. Thanks for the research!
     
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  6. kurb
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    by kurb » Feb 11, 2019
    I emailed churchandco the pictures to see if it was their stamp and if they had any info on it. In the mean time any other info from anyone else is appreciated :) Thanks ppl
     
  7. kurb
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    by kurb » Feb 12, 2019
    Got all the info from the company, super cool. Not as old as I was hoping but cool to know its history at least

    This is our style 5143. It has a 12/11 mm bent barrel Sardonyx Intaglio. The oldest production cost card I found where from 1960's. I cannot tell you exactly when this ring was made. I can tell you that it was produced by Die Striking. Thus the reason it has worn so well for 50 plus years. You can find information and photos about die striking at www.churchco.com. The initials where probably of the giver and the receiver. We sold to Jewelers across the country and sometimes they scratch inventory numbers (514) on the inside. The stone is sard onyx or carnelian with a carved warriors head. The term intaglio means the engraving was cut into the surface of the stone. These stones where very popular in the 60-70's. I always enjoy seeing how long our rings last.

    Thanks
    Dave
     
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    by VRBeauty » Feb 13, 2019
    Very cool indeed that someone got back to you with so much information!

    Oh, and very impressive sleuthing, elizabethess!
     
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    by stracci2000 » Feb 13, 2019
    Wow! I can't believe they responded! That is great customer service.
    It is wonderful that they provided this information to you!
     
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    by elizabethess » Feb 14, 2019
    Glad you were able to get some info, @kurb. Enjoy your keepsake :)
     
    


    



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