- Jan 23, 2008
Date: 3/9/2009 7:20:28 PM
FYI- that seller is Fay Cullen. Just so that you know.
Date: 3/9/2009 8:55:27 PM
I think she has plenty of very beatiful things!! I just like the security of knowing that if I get something and do not like it I have the option of sending it back hassle-free.
Good observations!! I''m running all my antique jewelry purchases by you!!!Date: 3/9/2009 10:51:10 PM
Redrose: If you look closely, you can see a ''seam line'' (not the correct technical term, I''m sure) on the inside curves, indicating that this ring was cast from a mold, probably of an original art nouveau piece. I imagine there were molded pieces even back at the turn of the 20th century, but 1) I expect that the finish work was much better back then, making it much more difficult (and possibly pointless) to pick out the molded pieces, and 2) a piece that has an obvious seam line is probably not the best example from that period, and probably not the one you''d want to pick up on if you have a choice. The reference to ''full cut diamonds'' is also a bit of a give-away... I''d expect miner-cuts, rose cuts, or (at most) Old European cuts with a true art nouveau piece. I trust that there are more experienced PS old piece buyers who will (gently, please) correct my observations.
BTW I''m only noting these things so you''ll adjust your ''filters'' accordingly, and keep posting any great finds you stumble upon that (drat it all!) don''t happen to be in your finger size!
Thanks for the vote of confidence, swingirl!Date: 3/9/2009 11:26:33 PM
Good observations!! I''m running all my antique jewelry purchases by you!!!