Old cut diamonds can be dangerous. The more of them you see, the more of them you desire to own! Whereas modern brilliant cut diamonds can be nice and sparkly, old European cuts like these are more like individual works of art. Hand cut by master craftsmen who spent decades learning their craft; these cutters used no computers, no lasers, they used their eyes, their experience and their hands, often cutting with tools they had made themselves. The result is a diamond with a uniqueness of character that simply cannot be found in today's modern cut stones. This European ring showcases a cushion cut diamond center with large cut facets that cause it to flash with slow and stunning sparks of colorful fire surrounded by a halo of fascinating old cut diamonds. A stone that was made to be worn by candlelight, but looks fantastic in any light.
This ring is handcrafted in 18 karat yellow gold, the center is a somewhat oval Old European cut with a large culet that weighs about .5 carats. Surrounding the center stone are ten completely unique and very old cut stones, these vary from mazarin cut to cushion cut to what almost looks to be a double rose cut, they were difficult to measure due to the unique cuts, but they add up to about an additional .5 carats for a total diamond weight in this ring of about 1 carat. The color and clarity of these stones does vary greatly, the center stone is very clean, it may draw some color, but due to the yellow gold mourning, it’s tough to get a grading on it. This ring is hallmarked for having been made in Birmingham, England, in 1923.
I suspect that this ring was made from a collection of inherited diamonds as the ten surrounding diamonds predate the ring by many decades, and the center stone was likely cut before 1880. The result is a gorgeous ring with a rich diamond history! The ring is a size 5.75, it could be resized a bit in either direction, the face measures 10.2 mm from north to south and narrows to 1.8 mm at the back of the band. The shank has lost some of its detail from years of being loved and worn, but still retains strong, beautiful, Art Nouveau lines. This ring weighs 4.8 grams.
As an engagement ring, I think this ring would make any girl swoon. A very, very lovely and romantic specimen of a ring. Don't worry, it's okay if you don't want it, I'll be happy to hang out with this one for awhile!
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It was all in a glance, the way she turned her head when she thought she heard her name across the room. Her eyes gazed around, searching. The silver abalone ring around her finger reflected light from the bright chandelier, just for a second, as she shifted. The abalone took on a life of its own, shining like moving water from the inside. She turned back to her conversation, as if nothing had happened.
This vintage silver abalone ring was handcrafted in Denmark by Carl Ove Fryensburg. It was crafted around 1950-60 with a round shimmery and colorful slice of abalone shell. This ring is a size 7 and it weighs 7.7 grams. The ring face measures 18.8 x 19 x 10.8 mm off the finger and the band width is 7 mm at the back. It bears the silver fineness mark, “STERLING”, the origin mark, “DEMARK” and the maker’s mark, “COF”.
This retro ring sits high on the finger, like a statement piece should.
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A man in cufflinks is a man who has gone the extra mile. A man who believes in the value of a well cut suit, a man who wears a vintage Cartier watch because he wants to, not because he needs it to tell him the time.
Sterling silver cufflinks with a mod look. These handmade hight style links were made in London in 1973 and are fully hallmarked with the city code, letter date, '935' for sterling and the makers mark JSH (or JSW?). I didn't have them polished, but I could, they have some light tarnishing around the insides, let me know if you'd like them to look like new and I'll have them shined up. They weigh 17.6 grams.
Very well turned out, just like you.
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I simply could not resist the amazing style of this phenomenal 1960s bracelet! To be honest, I didn't even really try. It is just so beautifully made that I at first mistook it for a much earlier piece. Each plaque is handcrafted and shows a great degree of skill and an eye for style that brings to mind the designs of the cosmos. Each is set with a glowing round cabochon opal and two bright fuchsia rubies, like little ringed planets circling in their own orbits.
The panels are handcrafted of glowing yellow 9 karat gold in a fabulous sort of undulating shape, and each has fantastic details, including a full back frame to hold the bracelet up off of the wrist for an optimal play of light when it's worn. Each plaque is marked with a '9' and '375' for 9 karat gold and it also bears hallmarks indicating that it was made in London in 1969. It weighs 26.8 grams and measures 8 inches long. The plaques are 17 mm long each and 17.7 mm wide and it sits 6.5 mm off the wrist. Each of the 10 opals are 0.14 carat each for a total weight of 1.4 carats. The 20 rubies add up to about .40 carats total.
This is the kind of fantastic vintage jewel that can be worn so easily, that it can go from Barbecue to Black Tie!!
I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase from my shop. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!
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The 1950's was a glamourous decade, people dressed. I mean really dressed. Swing skirts, wiggle dresses, stilettos and kitten heels abounded. The word 'Cocktails' didn't refer to a drink, it referred to an event, a lifestyle even. My Great Aunt was the perfect 50's lady, no matter where they were at 5 o'clock, she and my Great Uncle would 'fix' a drink, even it meant pulling over at the closest restaurant or Supper Club. She was always stylish, hair perfectly coiffed, pants or skirts perfectly pressed, crisp even on the most wilting of Florida days. As I young girl I spent hours ogling her jewelry. She had a full set of jewels for every outfit, and she would have just adored this pink gemmy masterpiece!
A bright and vibrant pink tourmaline is the star of this Retro era ring. Set in a platinum mount and accented on either side with three .065 carat transitional cut round diamonds, this rich gem has some serious star power. This oval cut stone measures 14.65 mm north to south, 11.7 mm across and is 7 mm deep for an approximate carat weight of 7.53. This ring has no marks and shows some signs of previous re-sizing. It is currently a size 6.75 and could be easily re-sized to suit a new wearer. I purchased this ring in Amsterdam and suspect that it is European in origin and dates to about 1950. It is unmarked but has been acid tested to verify content. It weighs 3.6 grams.