This page will have gold and gemstone jewelry that
has been purchased from estates all over the
country. Gram and carat weights have been
approximated, as it is not possible to get exact
measurements and weights from stones while they are
in the mountings. Sizes of rings will be
listed in the descriptions, and can be sized by any
competent jeweler in your location, should they not
already be your size.
All gemstones have been tested for authenticity, so
you need have no worries about buying fakes.
Pearl rings offered in the Estate category could be
freshwater Pearls or saltwater Pearls; I can't tell
once they are mounted in rings where I can't hold
them separately and weigh them.
Estate Ring, 14kt YG, Asymmetrical Lace Pattern.
Weighing 3.95 grams of Yellow Gold, this ring is
currently size 5. The various pierces and
openings give it a delightfully random appearance
that is still very well balanced. The face of
the ring is tilted; this comes in handy if you are
wearing it above a band ring so that this one rests
on top of the band. It is in very good vintage
condition; the 14kt mark is very difficult to read
and as you can see, was also difficult to
photograph. I think this one would readily
lend itself to having stones mounted in the openings
if you should so choose. It is $145.00.
Vintage Mexican Fire Agate Ring; Gold Head, Sterling
This is a wonderful example of the Fire Agates you
used to be able to acquire; those days are gone.
Deep coppery brown agate has fantastic green
'walkers' and even a small amount of blue, as you
can see in the photos. The ring weighs 4.59
grams, is size 5.75 and the Fire Agate itself
measures 7mm x 12mm. The artist did not sign
the piece, but place of origin can be narrowed down
by the lack of a metal mark in the band or on the
head; that's US work. The ring itself shows
some fine wear marks that would buff out if you
wanted to take the trouble; the Fire Agate is in
excellent shape, smooth and glossy with no damage.
This is not an item you will see similar any time
soon. It is $135.00.
Fiery Opal Vintage Sterling Ring, Rope Twist
Weighing 4.06 grams and a diminutive size 5, the
north-south face of the ring is 6mm wide. The
opals are unharmed and are not chipped, which is so
very important on rings like this one that expose
the stones so freely. I photographed that mark
for you too, although I am forced to admit that I
have no idea what it means. This one is
Sterling, in excellent shape and is only $55.00.
Estate Ring, 10kt White Gold, "Our Love."
This sweet little ring has a tiny Diamond mounted in
the very center; I did manage to photograph it for
you and the picture is the one in the top right
corner of the group. the picture bottom center
shows the markings, including OUR LOVE. 10kt
White Gold means that it is very strong and durable
and will give you years and years of trouble free
wear. The pattern of hearts around the navette
shape is especially charming. The ring weighs
2.16 grams and it is currently size 6 and it is
14kt Yellow Gold Estate Ring, 3 Emeralds.
This pretty ring is a size 7 and has 3 Round cut
Emeralds with excellent color. It is a dainty
ring with a lovely filigree mounting that is sure to
be loved. The ring weighs a total of 1.85
grams; the Emeralds measure just over 3mm and just
over 2mm, so I am estimating the total carat weight
at around .25. The ring is $125.00.
Estate 14kt Gold Pearl, Ruby & Diamond Ring.
This one is worth the nine pictures I took to
present it to you. The Pearl is smooth and has
lovely luster, and it measures 6-6.5mm. The
surround is eight 1.5-2mm Diamonds and 8 Rubies
about 2mm each; Diamond weight would be about .20ct,
the Rubies would total around .25cts. The ring
is currently size 5 1/2, and weighs 2.5 grams.
It is in excellent condition, and truly a
masterpiece. It is $325.00.
Estate Black Onyx & Diamond Ring, 14kt Yellow Gold.
Here's one in glossy 14kt Yellow Gold, and as is
typical, the Diamond is mounted in White Gold on the
face of the Oval Onyx. The Diamond is
approximately 1.5mm in a Round cut and has very good
sparkle. This one has a lot of marking I don't
understand after the 14k; I believe it reads ESEMCI,
and there may be one character after that; I just
couldn't bring it up with my camera. The
pinwheel shape of the Yellow Gold face mounting is
very attractive and adds additional substance to
this very nice ring in excellent condition.
The Gold face of the ring measures about 15mm x
14mm; a very rounded oval shape. This ring
weighs 3.87 grams, is currently size 7 1/2, and is
Double Pearl Ring, 18kt Yellow Gold.
This is a very unusual Pearl ring; notice the two
pictures farthest to the left, where the ring has
been photographed from both vertical directions.
Notice how it appears that one of the Pearls is
Champagne color and one is White? That is
because the two Pearls are definitely two different
tones; one is Champagne, and one is a pale
Cream/White. The effect is actually pretty
amazing; what you will notice is that this ring
keeps drawing the eye back to itself over and over.
The feminine slightly bypass mounting is all 18kt
solid Yellow Gold, and the side ornaments are like
long narrow leaves. The two Pearls are 5mm
each and this size 7 ring weighs 3.03 grams.
It is $175.00.
Diamond Estate Ring, 1/4 ct Cathedral, 14kt Yellow
18 little diamonds in two rows give an impression of
Marquise shapes, but in truth all of them are Round
cuts. As you can see in the picture far right,
the mounting is Cathedral shaped for more dimension,
and also to allow all of the stones to sit on the
front of your finger and stay out of the way of the
fingers to either side of the ring. Very nice
near colorless diamonds, they are H-I in color,
meaning that color is only visible when the diamonds
are not mounted; when mounted, they are colorless.
Clarity rating for them is S-I, so they are very
sparkly and pretty. Total weight of the diamonds is
1/4ct, and the ring weighs 1.4 grams. It is
currently size 7, and it is $225.00.