It is very clean, shines nice as it is, band is straight and round, with no major issues at all. Top features a very nice opal stone, maybe a fire opal, surrounded by 8 small seed pearls, in a scroll designed setting. Very typical of gold jewelry made in the Victorian era, this ring is not hallmarked with a metal purity, but we did perform a stone and acid test and it confirms 10K gold. It is hallmarked on the inside of the band with an arrow through QC, hallmark of historic and listed USA jewelry maker, Queen City Ring Mfg. Then of Buffalo, New York.
We also measured this ring with a ring mandrel and it comes out to be a US Size 7. HISTORICAL FOOTNOTE: The last photo shown is taken from a 1922 jewelers directory, which confirms this exact hallmark and maker. It is also important to note by 1922, this firm was already out of business. A stunning ring in person! Would be a wonderful addition to anyone's collection of fine Victorian era jewelry, especially if you have an interest in Northeastern USA makers!Would make a great gift idea for that special someone you know, too! We kindly request that all questions be asked prior to purchasing. You will be receiving the exact item being offered here in AS-IS condition.
The item "Antique Victorian 1890s Queen City QC Mfg Co NY USA 10K Gold Opal Pearl Ring S 7" is in sale since Monday, May 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Rings". The seller is "daytonacoins" and is located in Port Orange, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Belize, Iceland, Viet nam, Uruguay, Indonesia, New Zealand, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.