Ring mountings antique dating, jewelry Mountings
This is reflective and seems to almost glow from inside the dome. To give you an idea of time both my Grandmas were born in the late s and died during the s so your article is so helpful. There are scratches on the crystal, visible under magnification, but the braided hair can be easily seen through it.
The crystal is a faceted octagon with a tiny layer of hair under the bottom and a dash of rose pink coloring. That makes it over years old!
Filigree Mountings - Marlene Harris Collection
How will this affect value? If i sent a picture would you know when this style was used? Carolyn C Thank you for all the information. Where do I go to a reputable place who will give me an idea of what these pieces are worth.
The setting also has has three leaves in gold on each side of the center cabochon. This also suggests that it is not original as an Eastern Star member would know the correct way it is worn. They remind me of some Japanese prints. What a treasure from another age. The star should be blue, yellow, white, green, and red.
Were can I go that someone may know about it. She also has several Ivory necklaces and some scrimshaw bracelets and ring, a star ruby and diamond ring, that dates back to the early s, which has a very unusual shape and other valuable pieces. Any info you can provide me would be greatly appreciated.
Stones in the rings could also be set in a silver head with a karat gold band and rose cut diamonds, all typical of this time period.
They look quite amazing and don't deserve to be tied together on a piece of string. Stones in that period were often set in a close-backed mounting, and sometimes foiled as well. It's very informative-I'm just learning about the artists and their distinct talents. Only when I cleaned it did I realize it was silver.
Is there a way to know how long each style was used? The color is a foil backed light brown and it has a tiny broken edge visible only under magnification. But, I'm confused about something that is probably under my nose, so to speak. Rings from the early s that are not dated may also have features to help identify them.
Wish I would have seen this years ago it would have been helpful. However are three items in my collection that I have no idea about. Thank you for your advice. The Clasp diagram is great! One piece, in particular, is a very large copper Indian vintage necklace that I need to find the value of.
As well as an enameled flower. They feel like they are made of hardened glass or ceramic. It is thicker than a modern post - even a screw back. The white ray should be pointing down.
Ita a birthstone ring with five stones and a silver band holding them in. They are threaded on a piece of string.
However, they are covered with the most intricate beautiful minute coloured flower patterns on both sides, around the edges and even into the holes at both ends of each one. The total weight is about. Jewelry of this era can be a bit heavier and more somber that later jewelry. Although jewelry is sometimes seen with a much later inscription, that is not the norm.
Liz Thank you for all the terrific information! Looking at the illustrations and written descriptions is a definitive way to date pieces.
Taille d'epargne enamel work became very popular, biracial dating problems as did mosaic and Mizpah rings. Hair and memorial rings were worn by both men and women. To be able to wear the earrings I am going to have to get the posts replaced. What would you have liked to learn about?
You have opened my eyes to a whole new world of fun collecting. There is no indication that anything on it was altered. It is only marked with a number I can't find anything about this cross and I do not see anything similar Hope someone can help! That is my windows reflected in the left side of the dome.