Antique Ring?
December 5, 2007 6:06 PM   Subscribe

What kind of ring is this and where can I find one?

Can anyone tell me about this ring? Is it an antique? Could I easily find one like it? If I could, how much might it cost? Is that a diamond in the middle or something else? I'm not exactly sure what I like about it; just the general look and I feel I guess.
posted by david1230 to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (4 answers total)
I'd check out filigree rings. The specimen you show might not be a genuine antique but it is an older style.
posted by jdfan at 6:17 PM on December 5, 2007

I just went through the shopping process for pretty much exactly like what you're looking for and filigree is it. The site provided by jdfan is cool and is representative of the styles but they aren't antiques. I just bought a real 30s ring (and saw plenty of 20s filigree) at Antiquarius in Los Angeles. I'd say call the vendors in the store and tell them what you're looking for/price range and have them send photos. Just bought from one of the stores and couldn't be happier. I'll be giving her the ring tonight!!
posted by guruguy9 at 6:45 PM on December 5, 2007

yes, that's a classic art deco engagement ring (platinum, sapphires flanking what looks like a nice old-mine cut or maybe even old european-cut diamond, hard to tell from the picture). very popular these days, unfortunately. one used to be able to pick them up for cheap; now the style is very much in vogue. also, antique reproductions are also very common since antique engagement rings have become so popular, but this one looks like a real antique.
posted by buka at 6:46 PM on December 5, 2007

Oh by the way - looks like a european cut probably from 1910 to 1920 (from my limited knowledge) and would cost ~$1500 or more. Saw plenty in the 2500-4000 range.
posted by guruguy9 at 6:46 PM on December 5, 2007

« Older When An Expensive, Out-of-print Baby Book Is Your...   |   Take me to Mac network security school. Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.