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Vintage diamond and sapphire cocktail rings

elrohwen

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I got these two rings from a stash my mom inherited from my grandmother a few years ago. We’d never really looked through it because my mom thought there wasn’t much worth keeping, but we both agreed these were really fun. I had them both cleaned and one of the diamonds from the sapphire flower ring needed to be replaced but otherwise they are in good shape. I’m thinking about taking them to an appraiser but not sure if it’s worth the money. My guess is the sapphires are man made but the jeweler at the place that fixed it thought they might be real. I’m fairly sure the other is actual diamonds and going by diameter the middle stone is about 0.25ct. We think both are from the 50s or 60s but not sure. I wish we could go to restaurants and parties so I’d have somewhere to wear them!

Enjoy!
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Daisys and Diamonds

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I very much like both of these and how special that they belonged to your grandma
I find it a bit sad your mom kind of dismissed them as being of little value

these times will pass and we will all be able to lunch again
 

elrohwen

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I very much like both of these and how special that they belonged to your grandma
I find it a bit sad your mom kind of dismissed them as being of little value

these times will pass and we will all be able to lunch again
She and her mom were estranged for 20-30 years so they weren’t close. At first glance she thought it was all costume jewelery and not her style but once we laid it out we found a few nice pieces.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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She and her mom were estranged for 20-30 years so they weren’t close. At first glance she thought it was all costume jewelery and not her style but once we laid it out we found a few nice pieces.
Sorry to hear that
families can be funny at times :(2
its really nice you have this link to your grandma
I have my grandma's depression era ER
its not very big but i wear it a lot
In comparison your pieces are so much more fun, they baddly want to go out to lunch !
 

AllAboardTheBlingTrain

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The rings are really pretty! I wonder how they would look if you wore them both together on the same finger (if they fit), sort of like a flower bouquet?

I’m now picturing both of these with a third, much much smaller cluster (maybe in green, red or yellow) like a statement ring on your hand (though you would likely have to get them all redone into a single ring, wouldn’t be possible to stack three rings I suppose). You don’t need to touch them, they’re very pretty as it is, but it’s the first thought that crossed my mind when I saw them :D
 

tyty333

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They do look fun to wear and I would certainly wear them as soon as there is somewhere to go!!!=)2 Enjoy looking at them and look forward to
wearing them out someday!
 

RunningwithScissors

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I really like these! The organic shapes are charming. The sapphire one looks like a flower and the diamond one a snowflake.

Yes, these weird times will pass, so hold on to those beauties and dream about the fun places you'll wear them! Or "dress" for cocktails and dinner at your own house -- I do this and its a nice mood lifter!

A few places are having free or low-cost concerts that you can Zoom. Its fun to put your bling on, pour a glass of wine and Zoom a concert.
 

MamaBear

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I really like these! What a lovely look on your hand! Hopefully, you will be able to wear them out soon and show them off.
 
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