- Mar 18, 2009
I thought it would be fun to start a thread with a compilation of everyone's Antique/Vintage and Reproduction Rings. I'll start by posting some from older threads. I hope the owners do not mind.
it's lovely!!LibbyLA said:This is a picture of an engagement ring I inherited from one of my great aunts. Neither she nor her sister married so I don't have any idea what happened to the fiance. She was born in 1901, so the ring probably dates from the 1920s or 1930s. My mother was born in 1933 and says that she vaguely remembers Sis having a boyfriend but she was too young to remember much.
Unfortunately, when my grandfather gave this ring to me, I wasn't especially interested in the history so I never got around to asking him about it before he died several years ago so I don't know anything about it except that it's in nearly pristine condition. According to the appraisal, it's a .48 Ct. round FC (???) G-H VS1 with four .02 CT single cut G-H VS1 in an 18KT white gold setting. The JABEL stamp is still clear.
The pictures are not great, but they're the only way I can share. I think the yellow prongs are from a repair. The jeweler's ultrasonic cleaner "removed" one of the diamonds the first time I had the ring cleaned so he repaired the prongs but I'm sure I didn't have them replate with rhodium.