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Antique jewelry object group: engagement ring (or anniversary ring)
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: France
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Period: ca. 1950
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Extra information: Betrothal rings were used during Roman times, but weren't generally revived in the Western world until the 13th century. The first well-documented use of a diamond ring to signify engagement was by the Archduke Maximilian of Austria in imperial court of Vienna in 1477, upon his betrothal to Mary of Burgundy.
Before the 20th century, other types of betrothal gifts were common. Before the end of the 19th century, the bride-to-be frequently received a sewing thimble rather than a engagement ring. This practice was particularly common among religious groups that shunned jewelry. Engagement rings didn't become standard in the West until the end of the 19th century, and diamond rings didn't become common until the 1930s. Now, 80% of the women are offered a diamond ring to signify engagement. (from: Wikipedia)
Precious stones: One cubic zirconia with a weight of 7.92 crt
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There is a very big chance that this is not the original stone to the ring. Rings like this were mostly special made for diamonds. Somewhere in its lifespan the diamond must have been replaced with this decorative stone.
Birthstones: Zircon is the birthstone (or month stone) for December.
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Hallmarks: The French control mark representing a "mascaron" (French for "grotesque mask") that was in use in France from 1912 and used for into France imported platinum jewelry and objects.
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Dimensions: diameter of top of ring 1,32 cm (0,52 inch)
Weight: 6.10 gram (3.92 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 55 & 17½ , Size US 7¼ , Size UK: O
Resizing: Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Reference Nº: 12241-0052
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