So few things in this life are certain, and perhaps that is why a full set of English hallmarks on a piece of jewelry is so reassuring. In any case, here the hallmarks are only the beginning. Here a classic boat ring style is topped with a line of small diamonds, giving the boat ring a sparkling little wave on top. Along the sides, a pattern of hatch marks lends a streamlined geometric air very appropriate to a ring from 1915, and which could almost remind one of the prow of a ship. A clean, crisp classic with an impeccable pedigree.
Condition: Very good antique condition. Hallmarked with maker's mark, crown, 18, anchor, and q date letter, all of which means it is hallmarked as made in Birmingham, England, in 1915 and is 18kt gold. The maker's mark is unclear. It looks like it could actually be two maker's marks, one laid on top of another, JB&CO and LBROS. JB&CO could be J Boseck & Co, but I can't say for sure. Diamond on one end has broken in the past, but it's so small it's almost impossible to tell with the naked eye, the other four stones are Old European Cut, the center stone is about 2mm across. The setting is in excellent shape. Size 8. It can be resized but the jeweler should be careful not to damage the hallmarks at the bottom of the shank.