ERIE BASIN ANTIQUES
Sept. 18 - 20
1900-10s Edwardian 0.46ctw Old European Cut Diamond Studs, Platinum, 14K Gold, $1350/pair
1890-1900s Victorian Three Diamond Ring, 1.04ctw European Cut Diamonds, 14K Gold, $3150
1950-60s Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring, 0.50ct (E/F VS2) Center, 0.42ctw Emerald Cut Sides (F-G VS1-2), Platinum, $3500
Not our usual period for engagement rings, but the diamonds in this were too beautiful to pass.
Erie Basin is open today 12 to 6. The rest of the week the shop will be closed. Regular hours resume a week from today. I’ll have new stuff.
photo via instagram
1880-90s European Cut Diamond Locket, 14K Gold (in the online shop)
Early 1900s Glass Scarab Ring, 10K Gold, Inscribed “12/18 All alone" $425
The inscription reads “12/18 All alone;” the numbers are ostensibly for December of 1918. The “all alone” is so intriguing. Maybe an inside joke between the giver and the receiver. But there’s something about the combination of the scarab’s symbolism of rebirth and the existential message inside that suggests something weightier and more peculiar. But we’ll never know what it means, which is why I love finding jewelry with odd old inscriptions— you have to make your own meaning.
c1910 Art Nouveau Diamond Crossover Ring, 0.52ctw European Cut and Rose Cut Diamonds, Platinum, 14K, $1750
1920s Art Deco Lapis Lazuli Ring, 14K Yellow Gold, $1350
Look how amazing this mounting is. Every ring gallery should be built like this. Also, it’s one of the nicest pieces of lapis I’ve ever seen in a ring.