This ring has wonderful personality. It has delicate, feminine metal work and authentic gemstones.
The ring features three, square cut emeralds surrounded by elegant seed pearls.
A fine millegraine surrounds each emerald while the pearls are delicately prong set. A single pearl is missing which can be easily replaced.
Each upper shank is intricately designed and etched to feature fanciful linear adornment, with scrolls and geometric patterns.
A number of hallmarks are stamped on the interior of the band. The first mark is the maker's mark "WB". The purity stamp shows "12" and the next stamp of a dot "5" attest to 12K gold.
The assay office stamp is an anchor on its side for Birmingham. Finally, the "Y" next to this indicates the year of manufacture, which is 1924.
In the pictures, the date letter cartouche appears to have a raised area on the bottom. That is a shadow. The cartouche is perfectly flat across the bottom.
This is the correct date letter for Birmingham silver, and the gold stamps use the same font, but, for gold, the cartouche is square with rounded edges.
The ring is in good vintage condition with one very deep set pearl. See pics.
For its age, it is a beautiful, dainty ring that exudes elegance and charm.
This is a very wearable size. We would not recommend resizing the ring because of the placing of the hallmarks.
These are natural emeralds. You will see the inclusions in the stones and the colors complement each other, but are not perfect matches.
It's a beauty and it looks wonderful on the finger. Since this picture, we have had the ring cleaned and it is really beautiful. It is very feminine and looks very old - not in a bad way, it is intricate, detailed and very dainty.
Measurements: Size: 7 ¾ Face: 18 ½mm Upper shank: 4mm Lower band: 2mm Weight: 1.5 grams