This ring originated as a late Art Deco stick pin (circa 1930) but has been recently converted by me into a ring.
Crafted in 14K white and yellow gold (acid tested, as the pin stem has been removed), the white gold horseshoe is set with 13 individual single-cut diamonds, and finished with a yellow gold detailed horses head. The diamonds each weigh approximately 2 points each, for a total diamond carat weight of approximately 0.26 carats.
I have attached a suiting vintage 10K yellow gold band to the ring, which has decorative shoulder-work, and is marked 'Handwrought' and '10K'.
The front of the ring measures 0.62" from top to bottom, with a band that narrows to 0.06" at the very back. This piece weighs 3.2 grams and is approximately a size 7 to 7.5. (It no longer fits perfectly on a mandrel, due to it's design.)
*** Having dealt in antique & vintage jewelry for over a decade now, I find myself with growing pile of pieces for repair. Unfortunately doing repairs, though a necessary part of my business, can become a dull task, so to allow a little fun & creativity in my days, I am upcycling and converting some of the old into new. This is one of those pieces.
I take pride in my work, so I have done my best to ensure clean & well detailed finishes to my pieces - both front and back. I provide multiple photographs so that the buyer can see the quality of workmanship that goes into each piece I construct. These aren't 'cut and paste pieces' - I intend for them to endure a lifetime of wear, with the hopes that they will eventually be passed down to the next generation - just as the treasured heirlooms they consist of were intended to be. ***
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