Ring mountings dating

The 21 rose-cut diamonds are set in silver with an 18k rose-colored gold shank.

The intricacies of the hand-made repoussé metal work and its pristine condition will supersede the quality of the diamonds and set the price. You’ve decided modern engagement rings with glitzy bling aren’t for you. Instead, the allure of antique engagement rings has piqued your wandering interest.

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Second, tension settings are calibrated to the exact specifications of the stone that they will hold, therefore they can not be manufactured until the customer has selected the gem that will go inside.

Unlike other settings which can be manufactured ahead of time regardless of the stone that will ultimately be placed inside, each tension setting is designed specifically for the stone it will hold.

If you want to purchase an authentic ring from a design period, deal only with a reputable antique jewelry store.

Be wary of rings marked as reproductions, modern rings made to resemble antiques.

The gemstone appears to be suspended in the air with nothing holding it in place.

A major difference between tension settings and other settings is that tension settings are only manufactured after they are sold while other settings are often manufactured first and then sold to consumers. First, tension settings can not be resized easily as resizing them will remove the spring-loading effect.

In cases they can be resized up or down up to 2 sizes but does depend on the design in question.

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