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Last week, I went to a local second-hand shop that is a like a pawn shop. I usually don't find anything to buy there but sometimes I get lucky. Their jewelry is usually junky; things people bought at places like K-Mart often end up there. I saw a beautiful platinum ring there that looks like it is from the '20's or 30's. He was asking $1200 for it. I left the store and later thought about it. I went back today and asked what he would sell it for for cash and he said $1050, so I bought it. He had no information on it except to say that an old lady sold it to him and that he had a jeweler work on repairing the tips and worn spots in the metal. I can't find any inclusions with my loupe. The diamond measures 5 mm and I think it is a transitional cut. So, I guess the diamond is a little under .50 carats.The cut looks old but the table isn't small. The color looks very white to me. I guess it is G or H. The setting is marked "Platinum" and there are a lot of pretty small clean diamonds in the setting and I think they look single-cut. I will well it on my pointer finger. It is very sparkly :-)

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Re: My New Vintage Diamond Ring
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Beautiful find Itbit! You have a good eye

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Re: My New Vintage Diamond Ring
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Itbit! Congrats! I always like seeing your posts of what you find! I don't know where you live, but I think it's a good thing I don't know as if I were to shop with you, no doubt I'd be spending $!!!!

That's great the diamond doesn't show inclusions with the loupe and platinum to boot!!

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That's a lovely pretty ring - wow, what a great find!!

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I am just thrilled at such a great vintage find! The diamonds do appear quite clean and white! Don't ya just love those little finds when your not really expecting them? Just beautiful!~Ronda

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Re: My New Vintage Diamond Ring
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OH WOW.... I LOVE IT!! You are our pawn shop queen for sure! What a great looking stone, and the setting is fabulous! Can we see a profile shot?


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Thanks guys! I'm glad you like it :-)
I'll take some more pictures tomorrow.

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Wow...that is fabulous. What a wonderful find! Congratulations!

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Gorgeous Itbit! I second the others that you have an excellent eye. You always find beautiful and interesting pieces!

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Re: My New Vintage Diamond Ring
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Itbit it has been ages since you've brought us new eyecandy to drool over. I love this beauty!! It's another awesome find!!
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Wow...it's beautiful! I love it!

I'm always jealous when I read of your terrific finds...and this is surely one of the best!

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Itbit, I think we need a group shop of all your lovely goodies!!


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Thanks!! I'm really glad that y'all like it.
Someday soon I'll take a group photo my rings. I find most of my things in second-hand places in Oregon, Washington State and Nevada, mostly in small towns.
I took some more pictures of the ring today, including side views. Also, you can see the 'Platinum' mark in the shank. I cleaned it again, and looked at it further with my loupe. It has a very tiny culet. I'm guessing the clarity is in the VVS1 ballpark, again I was straining to find inclusions--there may be a tiny clear pinpoint or two--nice clarity--and I change my color guess to possibly be G-H-I range. I'm no expert, so that range is broad, and the stone is in a setting with uncontrolled lighting ;-) And, I feel quite sure it's a transitional cut.
I'm very happy with the color, clarity and especially the cut. The cut is excellent IMO, the diamond is lively and sparkly, something good to see in a
diamond. I like the older cuts especially, with their broad patterns of flashing light.

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It's a little hard to see here, but there is millgraining at all the edges where the small diamonds are set. There are little bullet shapes with small round diamonds on each side of the center stone.

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Re: My New Vintage Diamond Ring
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Thanks Itbit for posting!!! I like how it sits so low! That's such a great piece! This is why I love platinum! Not only because it's heafy, and hypo, but it stands the test of time!!! That ring is in really good condition!!!

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Thanks, Snooper!
Yes, I am a big fan of low-set rings--I like the look and they are practical (comfortable to wear)

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Another recent find--At my favorite second-hand jewelry place (coin shop) on Friday, I traded a couple of 1960's 14K gold rings which had a few tiny diamonds and with them paid $80 for this very heavy 18K and platinum Artcarved band. It fits my ring finger perfectly and is for those times when I don't want to wear my diamond wedding set.
The buttery 18K gold is beautiful and I like the platinum center that gives it its style and heft :-)

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Another great find!!! You are the pawnshop queen! I need to start looking in pawnshops when I am able! It looks like a nice, hefty piece!~Ronda

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Great finds! You have a really good eye and attention to detail!

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Super find, Itbit. That is a lovely ring--wow, platinum and an older cut diamond that is so clean--fabulous! That is why looking in those small shops is fun and worthwhile (if you have the time!!) Good job.

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Thanks, y'all! It is fun to do, looking through those shops. It can be like hunting for a needle in a haystack, though. I looked at hundreds of bands and this one was the ring that was special and fit too. :-)

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You know what else is fun and can be very lucrative? Course I am giving away a huge secret of mine -----------police auctions!! If they still have them in your area. Once I bought a bag of jewelry for 200.00 and 1 of the pieces had about $3000.00 worth of diamonds in it, according to my jeweler--yippee!!

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Wow, that is interesting! I'm not familiar with police auctions. The jewelry items are from unclaimed evidence?
Pictures of your finds would be fun to see :-)

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I think police auctions are going to be my new hangout! Only when I'm not on DT!

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LOL funny bigredpayne!!

Police actions are often goods sold for el cheepo from repos, theft, etc. They also do car auctions, but I'd be afraid of those as a lot of times they were used for... uh... "illegal" activity... I have been meaning to go and see one, but I'm afraid!

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