I love gold bands, as you may have noticed from seeing my hands in the item photos, and wear three besides my wedding ring. I figure a gold band is like money in the bank, and it’s only going to go UP in value, never down. Like a gypsy, I like to wear my liquifiable assets.
Whether you’re shopping for a wedding band or not, this ring would make a handsome addition to any hand.
As is not uncommon with old jewelry, the band is not hallmarked, but it tests as 14K gold. It is attractively decorated with a raised band of what looks, upon close examination, to be hand-chased cross-hatching. The embellishment looks very handsome bordered as it is by the tiny strip of the plain, flat edges of the band. It is not solid and so doesn’t have much weight, but this makes it economical. Marrying on a shoestring but wanting something with heritage? Here it is.
The ring is still perfectly round, which is remarkable considering its age, but I gave this some thought and realized that because of its structure, it is especially resistant to being bent out of shape. (The curve of its convexity is like the shell of an egg, giving it architectural strength.)
The band measures 4.41mm (.173”, or a little over 3/16”) wide and stands in relief about 2.7mm (.106” or a a little over a 16th”) thick.
Please see all photos to examine ring’s structure, which is recessed on the inside.
Weight: 1.8 grams
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Antique 14K Gold Wedding Band with Chased Cross Hatching