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I purchased an "antique" ring on ebay which said it was from the 1930s. It has the watermark "WIC" inside of the ring. I did a search and WIC is the trademark of a new company started in 1996. I fear I have been had. Thanks in advance for your advice!
Would the prongs of a sterling silver engagement ring be strong enough to hold a diamond? I see lots of info that suggests it is too soft.
Julie, Since sterling silver is high in silver, 92.5 percent to be exact, and silver is a soft met....
I hav a ring , i m thinking its filipino gold it had 18 k h wat does this mean
Hello Leeann the ring is 18 karat gold and the K h is the makers mark and dose not have any signifi....
I lost my diamond engagement ring years ago and would like to find a replacement with the same style or have one made in the same style. I still have the wedding band. The design is an engraved star pattern. There is an inscription on the inside that says Everwed. I have looked on the internet and cannot find anything about Everwed. They were purchased from a reputable jeweler in 1970. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
Hello Karen Thank you for your question, I believe they went out of business many years ago, Sorr....
I have in jewerly box A ring it looks to be a wedding band and gold ther stamp on the inside is an S inside a box it has the words All Gold nest to the S also it was ingraved with the initals rp on the out side of the band there is a black line like somthing was there at on time but was worn off or somone tried to take it off it continues around the whole ring with one little gap I tried the magnet and the ring does not ahere to it
Hello Fran, Almost all the real gold ring would have a stamp of either 10k, 14k, or 18k occasional....
I have a silver colored ring that's a single band in the front and splits into double bands in the front, lined with CZs- or crystals- and knods. Between the 'two bands' with an oval cut aquamarine solitaire set in the middle behind the bands, between them and two backing bands. Inside the band is stamped "NRT" on one side and "10" on the other. Is the NRT a maker's mark or is it type and quality of the metal- what does it mean?
The NRT is a maker's mark. askthejeweler.net
Hi, I recently had a family member pass and was going through some old jewelry, specifically a bracelet. On the inside of the bracelet I found a mark, the letter "N" and below that China. I was just curious is this costume jewelry or is this something I should hang on to. Thank you, Curious
Hello Mark Look at the bracelet carefully see if you can see any one of following marks 10kt or 14....
Hi, I had my engagement ring diamonds reset in white gold. The white gold keeps getting a yellow tinge and the jeweler has several times rhododized (spelling?) it several times to eliminate the tinge. Is this normal and will the rhododizing harm my gold?
Hello Tracy, The yellow tinge that you see is common in white gold 14karat and higher, the rhodium ....
Hello Mr. Andoyan. Thank you for offering your expertise to answer questions for folks; very kind of you! Here is my question: A long time ago I purchased a beautiful pendant at a store. The pendant was lovely and I received several compliments on it however, surprisingly, I ended up receiving just as many compliments on the chain that it came with! Not very long ago, the chain broke. I lost the pendant and the chain in the outdoors unfortunately. Although I've done my very best to figure this out on my own via internet research, I've not had any success in identifying the style of chain....and I desperately want a replacement to use with other loose pendants I have. That's where I'm hoping you'll be able to help. :o) It was a lovely, 18" silver chain (mm size unknown) that was incredibly thin & delicate-looking. It reminds me of a shortened Figaro . . kind of like a Singapore . . but theres no twist in the chain. It is literally the most delicate, thin, dainty chain I've ever seen. Saw another one like it in a jewelry store, but could not find the name of the style because the jeweler was out and the sales clerk simply did not know. Unfortunately, I could not afford it. Do you know what kind of chain style I'm talking about? or, do you know of one to recommend that is very similar? Thank you SO very much! ~Kristie~
Hello Kristie, Unfortunately I don't know what chain it is but here are few links to website that ....
I am considering asking my girlfriend to marry me. I have been thinking about rings and came up with an idea. My great-grandmother has a beautiful diamond ring that has been passed down to me to be kept in the family. I think its a great idea and the ring is gorgeous...only thing is, I don't know if its an actual engagement ring. The last thing I want to do is ask the woman of my dreams to marry me by presenting her with a ring that ISN'T proper for the occasion. Also, because of the setting of the diamonds I am not sure if a wedding band could be worn on the same finger as this ring. If you could take a look at let me know your ideas, I would definitely appreciate it. Many Thanks.
Hello Josh, The ring is not the traditional engagement ring but it is a estate ring which makes it....
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