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What are these French foliate citrine 18kt/silver rings?

Polyhex

Shiny_Rock
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The first one of these rings is on its way to me in the next few weeks. The first ring is described as having French assay marks, sadly none of them have a bottom view. I took a risk based on limited photography in a live auction.

Does anyone know what is the name of the style of these rings, or any other info such as dating? The second one was described as dated to the 19th century, but with very little description otherwise.

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Polyhex

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Thank you! I thought the first was a one-off but then found the second very similar ring. I am stumped, they don't look like arts and crafts designs to me.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Thank you! I thought the first was a one-off but then found the second very similar ring. I am stumped, they don't look like arts and crafts designs to me.
I don't know anything about antique jewlery but they are both very handsome pieces
My sister is big into the arts and crafts period but we arnt that chummy right now to ask her
 

Rosa

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The top one has an art nouveau feel to it... can't wait to see hand shots - congrats!
 

Polyhex

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Bumping this for any more ideas, the ring is arriving later today. Art nouveau is an interesting suggestion but I've never seen one in this style. I found this similar ring which the seller thinks is Georgian... I would think that is too early for mine but perhaps the diamonds were replaced? I'll know more when I get it in my hands today.

https://filigreejewelers.com/product/antique-georgian-citrine-diamond-ring-in-yellow-gold-silver/

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I also found this but it doesn't feel similar enough to me.

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Polyhex

Shiny_Rock
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I have the ring, will take photographs when I can. It's truly stunning, and I got lucky because the whole bottom of the ring is 18kt gold, I wound up paying close to scrap value. I remain stumped on the age and attribution, the design elements could be from late 19th all the way through mid 20th century. The french marks don't help, they are the "remarking old articles from foreign/unknown production" marks. The diamonds are modern brilliants but are likely to be replacements as the bezels show tool and refolding marks whereas the rest of the ring has the highest possible craftsmanship. However there are some elements that look like mid 20th century like the brushing on the back of the gold. In any case it is exquisite!
 

Rosa

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Congratulations! Cannot wait to see handshots - love, love, love vintage jewelry! Do you mind sharing where you purchased from? Is it also from Filigree Jewelers? I don't have the budget for anything new right now since I'm saving for an Asscher, but it is nice to have things to drool over when insomnia strikes. :)
 

Polyhex

Shiny_Rock
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@Rosa here you go! It was from Elmwood's live auctions in the UK, they periodically run a low starting price auction and it was in one of those. I am in the US and received it with easy international shipping: https://elmwoods.co.uk/

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Rosa

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Gorgeous! It glows on you and your fingers are long and slender which you need to pull off a massive beauty like that! There is definitely something very "Old World" about it that I just love. Mazel Tov and wear it in good health!

Didn't know about Elmwoods - thanks for the tip!
 

Smith3

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Beautiful! Are you on Instagram? There’s a page called Erica weiner and she has glasses that help era date. I’m doing it for one of my pieces. This looks 40’s or 50’s to me. It even could be a conversion piece. Beautiful either way
 
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