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Vintage, 10k Yellow Gold Ring - Blue Topaz - Dainty Setting
This charming old ring is made of yellow gold with a faceted blue topaz. The stone is oval and set with four prongs. The color is a beautiful blue that is generally referred to as London Blue topaz. To either side of the center stone is a small cluster which I thought at first were just tiny gold droplets. Upon closer look there are tiny stones, possibly diamonds, two on either side. The three prongs holding each of the stones are larger and more obvious than the tiny stones but my guess is the ring was marketed as having 4 diamonds even though they are so insignificant. Even though I am making that assumption, I have not had them checked and will sell them as being simulated diamonds. The top of the band has a pretty scroll design and it has open work on the sides. Sweet little rings of this type were often given to young girls on their sixteenth birthday by Mom & Dad. Blue topaz is considered a birthstone for November. The inside of the band is only marked OTR but it has been tested at 10k gold. I believe this is from the 1930’s or 1940’s.
The ring measures between a size 7 and a size 7 ½ according to my ring mandrel. The stone measures about 5mm by 4mm. The ring is in nice vintage condition. There is a stress crack on the band which I have noted in the photos. This was probably a casting flaw and I doubt it will cause any problems but it is being noted. Also, there are some irregularities in the band and I think this may have been resized at some point.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Gold / London Blue, Size: 7 - 7 1/2
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Debra and Robert Helton
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