Featured Ladies’ ring - 1920’s?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by JBo, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. JBo

    JBo Active Member

    What do you think this is all about?
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    Sadly, my hands are way too big for it — it needs a more delicate finger!
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  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    id have guessed 1920s-30s as well. No markings? That must have been a big lady for it to even fit your pink ! My grandmas fingers were so tiny not even my mother,who has tiny fingers,could wear her rings.None of my nieces can wear moms rings either !
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  3. JBo

    JBo Active Member

    I can’t see any marking — but I am a newbie and really don’t know what I am looking for?

    I assume it is platinum?
    With 3 little diamonds + 2 little emeralds?
    Or maybe glass??
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  4. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Looks like it was die stamped,is it magnetic?
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  5. JBo

    JBo Active Member

    Not magnetic...
  6. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    It could be platinum or it could be plated. It's pretty, but cannot tell if those are diamonds from the picture.

    My ring finger is size 3.75 - please send any excess to me!
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  7. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Beats my 4.5! ;)
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    heart carved emeralds........hummmmmmmm?????
    get thee to a jeweler for testing.......
  9. JBo

    JBo Active Member

    Thanks all!
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  10. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    North Attleboro 1920s filigree, looks like. At least, all of the signed pieces I've ever found came from there. These pierced work pieces came in gold, platinum (I've heard) and costume. I've been known to hoard the costume bits! If the stones are foil-backed, i.e. have paint, it's costume. If not, it's a guessing game or time for a trip to the pawn shop. The style was popular before Deco came in and probably persisted into the 1930s. The rings came in decent sizes too; I have one (dime store costume of course) that my grandmother had but never wore that's a size 8 or so. Probably why she never wore it - too big.
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  11. JBo

    JBo Active Member

    Super duper interesting - thank you!

    The story is that my grandpa gave it to my grandma when my mom was born, in 1926. She was born in May, emerald is her birthstone. I will have to get it checked out!
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  12. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    You might have a winner! Unless Grandpa was broke after paying for a new baby.
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  13. JBo

    JBo Active Member

    Lol — Very possible!!
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  14. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    My mother's bill after having my brother in the early 1940s was 7 dollars for 9 days in the hospital. Her doctor charged a whopping $2,85 cents for the delivery.
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  15. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    On the other hand, in those days a candy bar was a nickel and an ice cream was a dime.
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  16. JBo

    JBo Active Member

    It is so hard to get one’s head wrapped around these prices, back in the day...!
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  17. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    It's very beautiful!
    In this era, colored side stones were commonly synthetic, even though the center stone is diamond.
    If there isn't a mark, it could be because the ring was sized down and the mark was lost. 1926 seems very appropriate for the style.
    I think you need to clean it, it looks a little grungy in between the piercings.
    If I had to guess, I would say diamonds, synthetic emerald and 14k white gold.
    But take it to a jeweler to be sure.
  18. JBo

    JBo Active Member

    TY — sounds like a great plan!
  19. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Synthetic emeralds really weren't available until the late 1940's.
  20. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    In this era the might have used plain old glass and occasionally did.
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