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clairebc

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I missed out on a different antique five stone, so got this one instead as a consolation prize!

Its about 1 CTW beautifully wonky OECs. Stones range about J-L, so they have a lovely ivory/creamy color.

She's at the jewelers to get sized from a 4 3/4 to a 6 1/4 -- which will cost $170. Ouch! Gold is expensive.

I'm now absolutely obsessed with five stone/half hoop rings!!

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"Glamour" shot on a very dusty fake plant...
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clairebc

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Got a new one in today! Victorian split pearl and turquoise 9 kt ring.

With hallmarks for Birmingham 1877! And a maker's mark (second image) inside a rectangle that I'm 90% sure reads ".F.B." -- but why would there be a dot before the F ??

The gold has seen better days, but I'll probably leave it as is.

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I'm also sad to say I've already!! lost a split pearl from this one...
 

PastryGirl

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clairebc

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Trying not to bombard everyone with too many posts on the antique jewelry forum, but just got this one in and couldn’t wait to share!!

It’s a Victorian rose cut diamond five stone ring with full hallmarks for Birmingham, 1890!!
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RRfromR

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Trying not to bombard everyone with too many posts on the antique jewelry forum, but just got this one in and couldn’t wait to share!!

It’s a Victorian rose cut diamond five stone ring with full hallmarks for Birmingham, 1890!!
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@clairebc I love that buttercup. Where is it from?
 

lexcaliber

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I’ve been looking at pics of my engagement ring shopping (three years ago, married 2019) as I plan to upgrade my original e-ring with something sturdier.

Here is the day we found my 1920s OEC .66ct in onyx with two tiny single cut side stones at the shank and a very narrow band.

I always thought I’d opt for a huge dinner ring or center stone but when we found this at Lang antiques in San Francisco, it felt like there was a collective gasp in the shop. I didn’t want to take it off. I’ve had a couple close calls where the prongs will catch in my hair and I can feel the onyx get loose. They’re always so good about repairing it for me but my husband says I need a “daily driver” e-ring so I’m designing an antique pear signet solitaire with David Klass.

I wish I could share all the other rings that didn’t make the cut while I was shopping around. Some were sooo bad. It’s only been three years but my taste has matured for the better, thank goodness!


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lexcaliber

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Hey everyone,

Some delightful examples on here, you all have exceptional taste! My wife andI are eyeing up this beautiful Art deco two stone ring from a small family based jewellers in England, Howell 1870. Can you believe it they've been established for over 150 years! madness. This is the ring:

Art Deco Platinum 2.48ct Old European Cut Two Stone Diamond Ring Circa 1920

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I really love this. It’s so romantic and timeless, something she’ll be able to wear forever that no one else will have a copy of. I’m definitely inspired to find a toi et moi to wear as an engagement ring!
 

Smith3

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I’ve been looking at pics of my engagement ring shopping (three years ago, married 2019) as I plan to upgrade my original e-ring with something sturdier.

Here is the day we found my 1920s OEC .66ct in onyx with two tiny single cut side stones at the shank and a very narrow band.

I always thought I’d opt for a huge dinner ring or center stone but when we found this at Lang antiques in San Francisco, it felt like there was a collective gasp in the shop. I didn’t want to take it off. I’ve had a couple close calls where the prongs will catch in my hair and I can feel the onyx get loose. They’re always so good about repairing it for me but my husband says I need a “daily driver” e-ring so I’m designing an antique pear signet solitaire with David Klass.

I wish I could share all the other rings that didn’t make the cut while I was shopping around. Some were sooo bad. It’s only been three years but my taste has matured for the better, thank goodness!


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This ring is stunning! Can’t wait to see what you’re having made by DK.
On the topic of ring shopping, some rings I loved in photos then I tried it on and it was lack luster in person. It’s kind of crazy like that.
 

clairebc

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@springsparkle wow! stunning, both of them. That emerald is dreamy. And that second pic of them together, from the side :kiss2:

@lexcaliber Your current ring is lovely, but I definitely understand wanting a sturdier "daily driver"! Can't wait to see your antique pear ring from DK!!
 

junebug17

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I’ve been looking at pics of my engagement ring shopping (three years ago, married 2019) as I plan to upgrade my original e-ring with something sturdier.

Here is the day we found my 1920s OEC .66ct in onyx with two tiny single cut side stones at the shank and a very narrow band.

I always thought I’d opt for a huge dinner ring or center stone but when we found this at Lang antiques in San Francisco, it felt like there was a collective gasp in the shop. I didn’t want to take it off. I’ve had a couple close calls where the prongs will catch in my hair and I can feel the onyx get loose. They’re always so good about repairing it for me but my husband says I need a “daily driver” e-ring so I’m designing an antique pear signet solitaire with David Klass.

I wish I could share all the other rings that didn’t make the cut while I was shopping around. Some were sooo bad. It’s only been three years but my taste has matured for the better, thank goodness!


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This ring is absolutely stunning!! But hey, if your dh thinks it's a good idea to get another ring, who are we to argue? :D The new ring sounds like it's going to be really beautiful, please come back with pics!
 

cloud_less

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Visited an estate jewelry store and walked out with this!
1900s .43ct H(?) VS2 OEC in a Belcher/buttercup setting
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Mrsz1ppy

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Finally got this three stone home from lay-away!
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Mrsz1ppy

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It's supposed to be Burmese sapphires, hence the price. I am sending it in to find out for sure.

Thanks for the compliments! I'm in love. Here's a picture of it with my other unheated rings--Madagascar, Kashmir & Ceylon. I took them out in the afternoon sun! IMG_6598.JPG
 

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maru8888777

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It's supposed to be Burmese sapphires, hence the price. I am sending it in to find out for sure.

Thanks for the compliments! I'm in love. Here's a picture of it with my other unheated rings--Madagascar, Kashmir & Ceylon. IMG_6598.JPG

What a collection! The blue in the ring from your avatar is just to die for.
 

kgizo

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Finally got this three stone home from lay-away!
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Beautiful ring! How fun to see your post pop up because I used to live 2 miles from the Village Goldsmith.
 
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