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What do you think this ring is worth?

Asked by Dutchess_III (45642points) May 16th, 2016
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Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

10 US$. Maybe less.

Cruiser's avatar

My guess not much at all. When I zoomed in on the ring you can see air bubbles in the lower third of the main gemstone which tells me it is a glass or synthetic/resin cast stone.

Seek's avatar

Does it have any stamping or marking on the inside?

Seek's avatar

It’s really hard to say without knowing more about it. I can hardly test the weight or gold/base metal content from a picture, and I’m not terribly knowledgable in gemstones and their identification.

I will say that once, Hubby brought home a little necklace he found in a car he was cleaning (he worked as a detailer in a used car dealership in between carpentry jobs). He thought it was just a shiny trinket. Turned out to be a $300 Tiffany necklace.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Oh, well, that’s cool as hell, @Seek!

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Take it to more than one jeweler, ask for a non-written appraisal from each one. Most will do it for free, look for a GIA certified appraiser.

If center stone is light blue it could be a Topaz or aquamarine with pear shape Diamonds.

jca's avatar

If it’s real, I’d guess 200 bucks.

If it’s fake, I’d guess 20 bucks.

@Seek: That’s a great story but in my opinion, your husband should not have taken the jewelry out of the car. I’m sure that stuff happens all the time, but that doesn’t make it right.

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Seek's avatar

@jca – it was a car that was sold, as-is, to the dealership. Anything left in the car was property of the dealership. The detailers were given “first dibs” by the owner unless there were legal issues. You’d be surprised how many guns they found.

jca's avatar

@Seek: Ah, gotcha. In that case, nice find!

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ibstubro's avatar

If the ring is unmarked, it’s safe to assume that the materials have no intrinsic value and the ring is decorative only.

Almost all gemstones used in mass market jewelry today are synthetic, and a small mounting such as this in, say, 12k would probably fetch you $15 at a jewelry store.

Best advice: if you like the ring, put it on and wear it! If your daughter or someone you like covets the ring intensely, it won’t be a mistake if you big ace it and give it to them.

Dutchess_III's avatar

All rings are decorative only….a wedding set may have a message purpose, but it is still decorative.

canidmajor's avatar

That’s ^^^ like saying “All horses are mammals only”. Jewelry, rings especially, have a tradition of being used as contracts, currency, identity confirmation, objects of political negotiation, etc etc etc.
They might also be decorative, but unless they are virtually worthless (as the pictured object seems to be) “decorative only” just ain’t so.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, pictures hanging on the wall could be put to the same uses.

jca's avatar

What we’re all doing is speculating and there’s no use arguing over something that we really know nothing about, other than a photo. @Dutchess_III take it to a reputable jeweler. He should be able to tell you at a glance and without charging for it, a ballpark figure of what the ring is worth.

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canidmajor's avatar

Um…no. “Pictures on a wall” can only have value if proven to not be forgeries of arbitrarily designated valuable works and are difficult to transport. Gems and precious metals can be verified to value without provenance. “Pictures on a wall” can only be transferred within a very limited circumstance.

Dutchess_III's avatar

All that is true, but they can still be used for various forms of currency under whatever situation.

jca's avatar

@Dutchess_III: Please let us know what the jeweler says it’s worth.

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ibstubro's avatar

So, the snake has swallowed it’s tail on another question.

Q. “What do you think this ring is worth?”
A. “All rings are decorative only”

trailsillustrated's avatar

If it’s real, about 2–5k retail, 1500$ maybe second hand. It doesn’t look real in which case it is worth only sentimental value.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Real what @trailsillustrated? The band is real gold.

jca's avatar

You said that the ring has no marking in it @Dutchess. What makes you think it’s real gold?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

@Dutchess_III What did the appraisal come out as?

Dutchess_III's avatar

I didn’t. I just gave it to my niece for her graduation.

I don’t recall looking for any markings on the ring @jca.

jca's avatar

@Dutchess_III: You said above the ring had no markings on it. Now you say it’s real gold but you don’t seem to have anything to back that up.

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Dutchess_III's avatar

Oh, I did. I see. No, it had no markings, but I don’t know what that would indicate. My wedding set, gold and diamonds, has no markings either.

jca's avatar

@Dutchess_III: Well then at this point, the only way to know if it’s real or not is to get it appraised, as previously suggested. Since you gave it away, it’s too late for you to say for sure that this ring (the one you are asking about) is gold.

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