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Trying to trace my antique from Europe
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Hey! I was given my Great-grandmother's engagement ring as my graduation gift. What a gift! It's so sentimental! All we know is that a) her husband was wealthy b) it was given to her before she immigrated over to the U.S. from either Ireland or Scotland c) I was told it definitely looks like a European setting, it's oval. The only clue on the ring is that has an engraving on the inside. Is it possible to match the engraving to the original designer? Where can I look to find who the maker of this ring would be? The engraving looks kinda like two diamond linked together with the initials KB, on initial inside each diamond. Any ideas?

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Hi, welcome to DT....you are indeed one lucky girl!

I sure can't help you...it's probably the trademark of the manufacturer or designer. You might put your question to some European antique jewellery dealers and see if they might be able to help... "Adin" (Belgium), or "Greens of Cheltenham", and "SJ Phillips" (England) come to mind...

These are commercial sites, so I don't know if they'd be willing to help, but it probably doesn't hurt to ask!

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Re: Trying to trace my antique from Europe
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BTW...Congratulations on your graduation! (from HS? College?)

Any chance of you posting a picture of your treasure in our antiques forum? We LOVE pictures!

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It could have been a band.... but...
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It could have just been an antique band that was my Great Grandmother's, and it would have been just as sentimental to me. Don't get me wrong... I wasn't going to say "No Dad, I don't want to wear a georgeous 1ct diamond ring." Ha, yeah, hells no. I said thank you for the <college> graduation present with a big grin, a with tear in my eye, and I gave my Dad and Mom and biggest hug ever!

How do you post pictures? I'm sure my sister got a great shot of the look on my face... and of the ring.

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Re: Trying to trace my antique from Europe
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I have a ring my grandmother gave me that has the double diamond engraved in it too. There is a K in one diamond and a B in the other. I too am curious what this engraving means. I was wondering if you have found anything further out regarding the origins of the ring or the meaning of the engravement.

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Re: Trying to trace my antique from Europe
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In conjunction with a maker's mark, the engraved diamond is referred to as a 'lozenge'.

After the late 1830's, the French required a maker's mark in a lozenge, so it is possible that your rings are of French origin, but not necessarily so.

Sorry, but I am not familiar with the K B makers' mark.


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