I love this ring no matter what its age, but after stumbling across your website, I thought I'd ask your thoughts on it.
My fiancé was sold this ring as Art Nouveau, 18k rose gold, made in circa 1910. The gold is peachy, rather than pinky, and there are 8 prongs instead of 6. Its shank is unmarked and irregular (left and right shoulder lines don't match up and neither does the engraved pattern) so I believe it was handmade rather than stamped from a mold. It's diamond was described as Old Mine Cut and a it has a lovely natural pearl which is sugar-loaf shaped rather than round.
I'd love to know your thoughts on it. I am not confident that the seller's estimated date of 1910 is accurate because by that time the Tiffany 6-prong may have been quite popular, and somehow the look of this ring should have been unfashionable by then. I wonder if you would estimate it closer to 1890?
Thanks so much.
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