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Discussion in 'Antique and Vintage Jewelry' started by pregcurious, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Marissa Stewart
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    by Marissa Stewart » Apr 4, 2018
    Thank you!
     
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  2. New Collector
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    by New Collector » Apr 12, 2018
    image.jpg image.jpg IMG_1158.JPG IMG_1159.JPG IMG_1160.JPG Hello!

    I am new to collecting and have so much to learn. I'm hoping to put some photos here and see if anyone has any ideas or insight about these items.

    Thanks!
     
  3. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Apr 13, 2018
    Beautiful rings! The emerald is gorgeous.
    We love all things blingy, so keep posting!
    Welcome to PS!
     
  4. ZaneYio
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    by ZaneYio » May 9, 2018
    IMG_1465.JPG IMG_1466.JPG IMG_1467.JPG IMG_1475.JPG Hey im very new to jewellery and i am curious about this ring. It has three stones and a thin metal. It was passed down in my family for generations and I would have no clue how old it is if not for the engraving on the inside of the ring which says: Dear Annie 16th Nov 1880
    Next to the engraving there is a set of completely weird symbols that i have no idea what they are or mean. I know that this ring is valuable as it was one of the only rings my great great uncle survived through the holocaust with.
    I would like to now what i should do with it whether to take it to be valued or to get it altered, as the paint on it has worn a lot. I certainly will not sell it but i may get the gems put into another ring? Any help would be appreciated.
     
    


    


  5. Kimberly Fitzner
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    by Kimberly Fitzner » May 31, 2018
    These are pictures of an antique ring passed down in my family for decades I received it from my German Grandmother who had no further information about it. I never seen or found anything like it and was wondering if someone in community has seen a ring like this before and has any idea what value it has.
    Thanks Everybody!
    Kim
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    by diamondsareagirls » Jun 3, 2018
    Gold and pearl ring of my Grandmother’s. Idon’t 8F18DF4F-A30B-4734-BB9D-5941169BE62E.jpeg q 3E0E56F1-D1C5-4F91-95D2-4884C4550F12.jpeg new as
     
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  8. Matthews1127
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    by Matthews1127 » Jun 10, 2018
    My set on my hand. My grandmother’s set on my daughter’s hand: DA2B8447-708F-442D-BC3A-DED1705A5700.jpeg

    My grandmother’s set on my pinky finger, the day of my wedding.: 251FD311-286C-47A7-8C87-045DEA05A8F2.jpeg

    Inherited OEC’s:
    https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/heirloom-diamond-id.230883/

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    Inherited Art-Deco RHR (set with OEC’s): 8785B64F-480A-4232-8F62-F39AF421FE70.jpeg

    My set next to my Grandmother’s Art-Deco Set (Center Diamond is OEC):
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    My set with the Art-Deco Inherited pieces:
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    OEC reset: Nancy.
    https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/ps-red-carpet-debut-nancy.235090/

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  9. ohsomethingshiny
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    by ohsomethingshiny » Jun 10, 2018
    Anybody have a hanky to wipe the drool off? :love:
     
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  10. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Jun 10, 2018
    I love your collection!! The shield ring is TDF!
     
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  11. Matthews1127
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    by Matthews1127 » Jun 10, 2018
    This is hysterical!! Love your pieces, too...as you already know!!! I love Lucy & Ricky!! I have taken more online trips to that antique store you gave me than I can count...lol!! There are so many gorgeous pieces!! Who can choose just ONE?!
     
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    by Bluegemz » Jun 10, 2018
    They are all wonderful! I just love Nancy with those baguettes on the side. So glam and beautiful!
     
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  13. Matthews1127
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    by Matthews1127 » Jun 10, 2018
    Thank you!! My great-Aunt Katie willed her to me. It has been my favorite piece, and became the inspiration for my wedding set.
     
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    by ohsomethingshiny » Jun 10, 2018
    I’m telling you, they had some very nice stuff AND I didn’t pay anywhere near their posted price. They will negotiate a reasonable price. I didn’t even make an offer. Frank dropped the price and it was my target, so I said yes! If you want to contact him let me know. I’ll give you my name so you can tell him I was bragging on him. ;-) (Is there a PM system on here?)
     
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    by Matthews1127 » Jun 10, 2018
    That’s awesome!! I don’t believe we have PM, here. :(2
     
    


    


  16. Matthews1127
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    by Matthews1127 » Jun 10, 2018
    Thank you!! The semi-mount is a pre-loved custom setting of a fellow PSer’s mother!! It was a match made in heaven! :kiss2:
     
  17. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Jun 10, 2018
    An inherited piece would be so great! But my growing up in a PA steel town, no one had anything "nice":(2
     
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  18. Matthews1127
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    by Matthews1127 » Jun 10, 2018
    We are also from PA! My Great-Grandparents, on my mother’s side, raised my grandparents in Latrobe, PA. Both sides came from “Old” money. The Crash of the Stock Market during the Great Depression deeply cut the family. Both of my Great-Grandfathers were Dentists, and had made quite a name for themselves in such a small town. At one point, my Great-Grandmother’s family, on my Grandfather’s side, owned a coal mine; it’s adjacent to the mine that collapsed in Shanksville, PA. The Saxman mine has long been abandoned. It’s quite sad, really.
    Once they took the financial hit, everyone was left to make it on their own. The only things of great worth to our families were the family homestead in Pittsburgh, PA (which was finally sold in 2015), and the fine pieces of jewelry, passed down to future generations.
    My Great-Aunt Katie is not biologically related to my Grandmother, so I have no history on her relatives, nor any info on their socio-economic status, however, she was like a sister to my grandmother, and never had children. Her husband was successful, and made a good living for both of them, so jewelry was a hobby for her, since they could afford the finer things in life. She was very fond of me, and promised that shield ring to me before she passed; I was like a granddaughter to her. I was 15 when she died, so my mother locked it away until I was older. I am very proud to wear it; she was a lovely woman, and I loved her, dearly.
    The “Nancy” ring was created in the memory/honor of 3 women in my family who bear that name. The center OEC belonged to my Great-Aunt Nancy, deceased before I was born. Not certain where she sits in the family tree, or who she married in the family, but my mother inherited her engagement ring, and wore it on her RH.
    Inheriting these pieces has been my fortune, and because they mean so much to me, I intend to do the same with mine. My daughter will inherit the majority of my jewelry, but “Nancy” was reset & is intended for my son. The woman who marries him will not only be the proud wearer of a fine piece of jewelry with intense sentiment, but she will gain the finest husband this side of the Mississippi. She will have to be the most amazing woman in the world to be so lucky. ;)2
     
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    by Bluegemz » Jun 10, 2018
    I can share the experience in a way. My maternal grandmother had some nice pieces. She was the only one on that side who LOVED jewelry. She had many granddaughters and passed things thinly between all of us, and what was left, the things which I really wanted, were stolen by caretakers at the end of her life. :angryfire:
    The other grandmother was a jeweler who also had so many granddaughters. She left most to my aunt, who sold some of the best when she was going through a rough spot. I would have paid to keep those things in the family had I known! In the end, through the years, I got 2 handmade necklaces from her, and a silver sandcast cuff. But still....I dont understand selling family pieces like that.
     
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  20. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Jun 10, 2018
    @Matthews1127 and @Bluegemz , interesting family stories!
    My relations came from Italy in 1911 and Syria in 1902. All going through Ellis Island.
    The Italians were laborers who worked in the steel mills south of Pittsburgh, in the Mon Valley.
    My Syrian great-grandfather ran a confectionary shop.
    Jewelry was not important to any of them, but my Italian grandmother had two lovely Art Deco diamond rings, .30-.50 ct.
    As a teenager, everytime we visited her, I made her take them off so I could clean them for her.
    My cousin has the rings now.

    However, I do have something from her.
    Dad found a broken diamond ring with her things after her death in 1987.
    My mom had the stone removed and placed into something else.
    All these years later, I recently asked Dad to find the old setting and give it to me.
    So I repaired it and added a white sapphire. It is precious to me as a reminder of Nana. Here are some photos I took as I was repairing it.
     
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    by Bluegemz » Jun 10, 2018
    What a lovely thing to have done, @stracci2000 ! I’m very attached to the memories of the pieces which my grandmothers wore . They bring back the raw essence of wonder and love for the pieces and my grandmothers. That is what is so upsetting about pieces having been stolen and sold. I’m glad you got that setting back and restored it with a stone! Awesome!
     
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    by stracci2000 » Jun 10, 2018
    I got Dad to mail it from Florida to me in NM!
    Mom and Dad thought I was crazy to want that old broken setting.
    They had forgotten all about it, but not me! Mom dug around till she found it.
    I was pretty sure I could make it good again.
    It's too bad your family pieces are long gone. I would be upset, too.
     
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    by Matthews1127 » Jun 10, 2018
    Absolutely touching, and such a wonderful piece to remember your Nana!! Great job!! It’s perfect!! Thank you for sharing your story!!! :mrgreen2:
     
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    by GardenLady21 » Jun 16, 2018
    I know this is an old thread. But I am so in love with this set. This has my mind spinning. I think that has to be the prettiest sapphire I have seen. I am so taken with it. If you ever decide to part with it, you know who to contact. This is the set of my dreams!
     
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    by natasha-cupcake » Jun 18, 2018
    My first antique jewelry piece--English OEC five stone in 18k yellow gold, circa 1893. Approximately .75 tcw, estimated DEF/G color and VS-SI clarity. (Hallmarks--"P&S", "Crown", "18", Chester Assay, "K"- 1893)

    A super sparkly ring!
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    So beautiful!! :kiss2:
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    by foxinsox » Jun 19, 2018
    that ring is lovely. I think the symbols are likely to be the hallmarks for the gold. Are you able to get any clearer pictures? There are a lot of websites you can use to find out what hallmarks mean.
     
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    by peacechick » Jun 23, 2018
    It’s clear this ring has deep and profound meaning within your family, being an artifact that remained in their possession through the holocaust. If I were you, I would do my best to keep the ring intact, so that means not removing the gems (it’s not like they are huge diamonds). I would definitely take the ring to maybe a historian who specialises in Jewish history, who can maybe point you to the right person to assess it. From that point, then you can decide whether to restore it or not.

    I have never seen a ring like this but what fine detail! It’s a work of art.
     
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