Dating vintage costume jewelry

04-Feb-2018 14:54

This is reflective and seems to almost glow from inside the dome.

View View View View View #V37432 GEORGIAN 15 carat ring with hair underneath crystal, initials "AC" made of tiny pearls and woven hair under the crystal front, which is surrounded by seed pearls, and engraved on the back "Alice Coleman, obt 10 Jan'y 1795, at 39", size 9-3/4, 3/4" across front.

Circa 1800-1820, the the two larger diamonds are set in pinched collet rims.

View View #V34571 GEORGIAN or VICTORIAN high domed rock crystal cabochon ring with reverse carved and painted robin bird on a branch with oak leaves.

The diamond is 3.3 to 3.6 mm, difficult to measure in this setting.

The color is a foil backed light brown and it has a tiny broken edge visible only under magnification.

The band, which may be later-added, is hallmarked for 9ct gold, "375", maker "T&S", "9 375 R" in a hexagon mark, cabochon tests as rock crystal, band tests 10k, cabochon setting tests 14k.

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A beautiful sentiment on a beautiful and unusual ring.Rings from the early 1800s that are not dated may also have features to help identify them.Stones in that period were often set in a close-backed mounting, and sometimes foiled as well.View View View View #V34580 GEORGIAN 10 karat gold and foil backed rose cut diamonds by-pass ring with two rose cut diamonds, one 4.2 x 4.8 mm, one 4.1 x 4.9 mm, and six 2.1 to 2.4 mm diamonds; clarity S1 to I-1, color foil backed with slight tint, total weight 2.241 grams.