I saw you referenced in the Wall Street Journal, and I was excited to get my Antique French Tiffany Co. Engagement Ring appraised.
Here are the item details and pictures:
– I purchased the ring from a reputable Jeweler, Francis Lynch who purchased it from an estate sale.
The ring has had 2 owners, myself, and the original owner.
It’s mounted in 18kt white gold and signed Tiffany & Company. It’s a 0.50 carat D color. It’s internally flawless and circa 1920.
This ring is in a 10 prong, stylized solitaire with small Swiss cut diamonds. It has a total of 0.10 carats total weight.
It’s is currently sized to 8.5, the box has some damage. Please let me know if I can add any additional information to help the valuation.
AW says: That is a beautiful ring! Let me say here, that you’ve given me enough information to do an appraisal. However, But an online jewelry appraisal must adhere to certain rules.
It is only possible when good information about the appraisal subject is given. It must be taken for granted the the information is 100% true, as there is no way to physically inspect the piece.
Since this is a D color diamond (a white or a colorless diamond) it is set in white gold. Yellow gold could distort the color.
The round cut of the diamond is appropriate for the age of the ring.
The clarity and lack of internal flaws of course enhances value. As well as the fact that it was sold by Tiffany & co.
The small diamonds that surround the main stone add to the beauty of the piece. However, when it comes to diamond weight, you must get to at least a 1/2 ct to garner serious value. Your ring has all the qualities of a desirable diamond ring.
Retail value: $5,750
Wholesale value: $4,200
Tiffany & co.
Round Cut diamond