One of the things I love about antique jewelry is that it has to be the world's best recyclable! This wonderful and clever bit of recycling features an antique hard stone cameo that probably started out life as the head of a stick pin, but has been re-imagined into this lovely and stylish and eminently more wearable ring. A true sign that classical beauty never goes out of fashion!
The top of the ring, in which the cameo is mounted, is the original head of the stick pin and was hand crafted with a lovely twisted wire-work frame in 14 karat gold. The hand crafted ring shank has been designed with the perfect classical accents to compliment the cameo, it is crafted in 18 karat gold, and is marked as such inside the band. The top dates to about 1880, the shank shows some signs of wear, so I would say the conversion was probably done some 20 years ago or more. The stone is carnelian and the carving is of a lovely Grecian woman in profile, it has a wonderful orange-rose color, there is a slight chip in the stone at the bottom in the white frame, it's visible in the close up photo, it's very small but bears mentioning. The ring is a size 7.5 and could be sized up or down, the shank is quite substantial and the ring weighs 5.2 grams.
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Hand crafted in about 1900, this wonderful Arts & Crafts silver ring makes quite the statement. It is set with four rich, whiskey orange small faceted citrine gems around a lighter colored larger oval citrine which is kissed with green hue. The center stone measures 188.8.131.52 mm and weighs approximately 4 carats, the smaller stones are 3.4 mm each. This ring measures 26.1 mm north to south and 18.2 mm across, it sits 8.2 mm off the finger and narrows to 2.3 mm at the back of the band. This ring is marked ‘925’ for sterling silver, it is a size 7.5 US and weighs 8.7 grams.
Item ID: RGA23482VA
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The rich, peachy-orange hue of the sapphire which centers this ring has earned it the name ‘padparadscha’, a word which finds its origins in Sanskrit, the ancient language of India. It is derived from the word for Lotus Blossom and both are supreme examples of Nature in all her Glory.
This fantastic target style ring was hand crafted in France in about 1950, although it has a decidedly Art Deco feel. It is set with a natural 1.0 carat padparadscha sapphire in a gorgeous orange/peach tone, the stone measures 7.4 x 5.4 x 3.12 mm and is an oval faceted cut. Surrounding the lively sapphire are two ornate frames of diamonds, forty-six in all, which are VS1-2 in clarity and E-F color and add up to approximately .6 carats in total. The ring is made of 18 karat gold with a platinum top, rectangular in shape with dipped corners and a flower-petal like gallery underneath. the face of the ring measures 17.2 mm north to south and 14.2 mm across, it sits 3.7 mm off the finger and narrows to 2 mm at the back of the band. This ring is hallmarked on the outside of the band with the French eagles head mark, (French 18k hallmark) and a French makers mark.
This size 6 ring weighs 4.7 grams. We’d be happy to re-size it to suit at no additional charge. This ring comes with a full appraisal done by an independent Master Gemologist, the fully appraised value is $7,599.00.
Mostly I’m a classical style girl, diamonds, gold, a bit of platinum, maybe a sapphire here and there. But, every once in a while I like to let my funky side out, rock something a bit different, a bit more graphic and chunky. So, for those days, I need rings like this one. Mid-century chic.
Hand crafted in silver, this unusual ring caught my eye and just wouldn’t let it go. It’s composed of rectangular panels which are part engraved pattern and part enamel of a shimmering white hue. The ring is a wide band which measures 11 mm north to south and sits 2.4 mm off the finger. This ring is a size 9.25, but as it’s wide, it would probably fit a size 9 finger best. The ring is hallmarked with ‘925’ for sterling silver and the makers mark ‘SD’, and also has a hallmark that we couldn’t quite make out. This one weighs 9.5 grams.
Made up of tiny rods of glass called tessera, micro-mosaics are just tiny forms of an art which has existed for millennia. The earliest examples date back to the second half of the 3rd century BC and were done with bits of stone, shells and ivory. Here’s a wonderful example that you can wear around on your finger. A bright little butterfly who will stay with you all day.
This ring dates to Victorian times, probably about 1870 and is beautifully colored. The ring is hand crafted in silver with gold washed accents, the face measures 15.9 mm north to south and 15.6 mm across, it sits 7.5 mm off the finger and narrows to 2.1 mm at the back of the band. The ring is a size 6.75 US and weighs 4.2 grams.