Antique Edwardian BDA 10K Rosy Yellow Gold and Amethyst Ring - Size 3 1/2 #c790

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Antique Edwardian BDA 10K Rosy Yellow Gold and Amethyst Ring - Size 3 1/2 #c790
This beautiful gold and amethyst ring bears the trademark of the Budlong, Docherty & Armstrong jewelry company of Providence, Rhode Island. The company was in the business of producing fine, precious metal jewelry from circa the 1900s through the 1970s. 

This beautiful little BDA ring is comprised of fine 10K rosy yellow gold. The face of the ring has a scrolled, shield shape accented with lovely milgrain details. The center of the shield holds a wonderful, square-cut, purple amethyst stone that sits in a raised prong setting. The back of the stone is open to allow light to reach and enhance its gorgeous purple color. The rose-hued gold is the perfect complement to the stunning amethyst stone. It's a superb gem!

The ring measures about a size 3 1/2 on my ring mandrel and weighs 0.8 grams. It is signed "BDA" for Budlong, Docherty & Armstrong and also hallmarked "10K" on the inside of the ring band. The stone tested in the amethyst range on a Presidium gem tester.

This is such a pretty ring! It's the perfect piece for the lady with a small hand size or to wear as a pinky or midi ring. It would make a fine birthstone gift for the lady with a February birthday and is a great piece to add to a fine antique jewelry collection. The ring is in good condition for its age. There is a gold repair on one side of the shield (photo 8), which I really didn't notice until I viewed the ring in my macro photos. There are also a couple of nicks to the back of the stone on the culet (point) of the stone (photo #8). Neither of these issues really detract from the beauty of this lovely antique ring. However, it has been priced accordingly.

SIGNED: BDA FOR BUDLONG, DOCHERTY & ARMSTRONG AND 10K ON INSIDE OF RING BAND

SIZE: APPROXIMATELY A SIZE 3 1/2

WEIGHT: 0.8 GRAMS

CONDITION: GOOD, PRE-OWNED, ANTIQUE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE. THERE IS A GOLD REPAIR ON ONE SIDE OF THE SHIELD PORTION OF THE RING FACE & A COUPLE OF NICKS TO THE BACK CULET (POINT) OF THE STONE. THESE DO NOT REALLY DETRACT FROM THE RINGS BEAUTY, BUT IT HAS BEEN PRICED ACCORDINGLY.

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