New Mineral Named After GIA’s John Koivula
Welcome to the GemologyOnline.com Forum
A non-profit Forum for the exchange of gemological ideas
It is currently Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:10 pm

All times are UTC - 4 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Indentifying markings
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:51 pm 
Offline
Established Member

Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:40 pm
Posts: 34
Hello all, I was hoping someone could help me identify the marking inside the shank of this ring. Not the 18ct, that one I got! Lol. It almost looks like it wasn’t stamped in square or something, like part is missing.

I’m currently looking into books on hallmarks and makers marks to expand my knowledge. I’ve got a comprehensive file on Canadian marks, but getting European or anything Ive still a long way to go learning!

I appreciate any help!

Thanks!


Attachments:
D8E64780-76A6-4137-9237-421C405E87F6.jpeg
D8E64780-76A6-4137-9237-421C405E87F6.jpeg [ 658.34 KiB | Viewed 524 times ]
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Indentifying markings
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:09 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:22 pm
Posts: 19858
Location: San Francisco
Can you please also submit a picture ot the entire ring.
Thanks


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Indentifying markings
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:10 pm 
Offline
Established Member

Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:40 pm
Posts: 34
Here’s a couple, I can take some more too if you need.


Attachments:
5F1C8E1A-422F-436D-A698-101EFE3886E7.jpeg
5F1C8E1A-422F-436D-A698-101EFE3886E7.jpeg [ 1.05 MiB | Viewed 494 times ]
DAC18E1A-4F9D-4EB8-9308-5FB124D16DE8.jpeg
DAC18E1A-4F9D-4EB8-9308-5FB124D16DE8.jpeg [ 916.25 KiB | Viewed 494 times ]
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Indentifying markings
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:22 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:22 pm
Posts: 19858
Location: San Francisco
The piece looks rather contemporary, although the diamond looks like an OE, cut in the early 20th century. It was most probably reset.
18CT is a mark that is put on by a seller or manufacturer. It is not a hallmark.

What is the white metal?

Image

Could you take a focused picture of all the marks within the ring?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Indentifying markings
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:04 am 
Offline
Established Member

Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:40 pm
Posts: 34
I thought that the styling was pretty contemporary too, customer said that it was a grandmothers engagement ring, married 1925.
I’ve attached another photo of the mark, best I could get, I’ll see if I can get something better with something other than my phone too. Definitely an OE diamond.


Attachments:
E7A7658A-F9A2-43A6-9CFA-67D880BDD147.jpeg
E7A7658A-F9A2-43A6-9CFA-67D880BDD147.jpeg [ 205.55 KiB | Viewed 475 times ]
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Indentifying markings
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:22 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:22 pm
Posts: 19858
Location: San Francisco
All the info you can give me helps.
Grandmother's engagement ring? 1925?
Nope. Engagement rings weren't in vogue until WWII.
Where was this grandmother living? Country of origin. Might help sort out the J stamp.

Can you make out what is in front of the J stamp? I can't from the pcture.

I suspect the diamond may have been given to her in the 20's but the ring was made later.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Indentifying markings
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:02 am 
Offline
Established Member

Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:40 pm
Posts: 34
Hmmm, it’s always so hard to say much, things passed down through generations seem to get skewed over years.
It looked like an A before the J to me, but there is wear or what looks like it was stamped deeper on one end than the other by a significant amount. The only information outside of that the client gave me was that it was she was in Europe.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Indentifying markings
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 2:40 pm 
Offline
New to the Forum or The Quiet Type

Joined: Tue May 14, 2019 11:32 am
Posts: 8
raeghan.s wrote:
I thought that the styling was pretty contemporary too, customer said that it was a grandmothers engagement ring, married 1925.
I’ve attached another photo of the mark, best I could get, I’ll see if I can get something better with something other than my phone too. Definitely an OE diamond.


Looks like "A J " to me for sure.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Gemology Style ported to phpBB3 by Christian Bullock