Certified by the Gemmological Certification Services extremely rare natural and untreated black pearl (saltwater Pteriidae family). Pearl does show wear marks (see photos) but I wasn’t about to attempt to get the pearl polished. I think it’s perfect the way it is. The ring is early Victorian. The metal is not marked but tests at 9 ct and silver top. There is 1.8 ctw of extremely clean old mine cut diamonds. The ring measures 14.6 mm wide.
READ BELOW FOR MY SHOP'S SHIPPING/SIZING/LAYAWAY/RETURN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
All items are shipped fully insured, signature confirmation required (unless buyer requests otherwise).
SIZING: Sizing services are offered for an additional $65. If Buyer requests sizing, the time frame for shipping will be increased by a few days as all sizing is done on Fridays. Please direct message me if you wish to have the ring sized and I will add the price to the listing. Please keep in mind that if an item is sized for you, there will be no 3-day inspection/return policy as the item will have been altered.
LAYAWAY: Layaway is available for any item. A 20% non-refundable down payment is required to begin layaway. Ideally, layaway will be completed within three months of the but I am flexible within reason, as long as Buyer keeps in contact with me, and as long as payments are made on a monthly basis.
If after 2 months have gone by with no contact from Buyer, or if the layaway is not paid in full by the scheduled end date (as agreed upon by buyer/seller), the item will be returned to stock and all payments forfeited. Please keep in mind that if an item is paid for via layaway, there will be no 3-day inspection/return policy.
RETURNS/REFUNDS: I offer a 3-day inspection/return period on any full price item (not paid via layaway). Buyer is allowed three (3) days after receipt to inspect Buyer's item. If Buyer is not satisfied in any way, I will accept a return for a full refund. Once the item is received by me and it is determined that the item is unaltered and in its original condition, a refund will be issued less shipping fees.
I do my best to disclose any issues that may be present in a piece to the best of my ability but please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or for further photos. I also would like to remind everyone who is considering owning their very own piece of vintage jewelry that the jewelry is quite old; often over 100 years old. Thus, care must be taken when wearing and owing your new-to-you piece. I suggest never wearing the piece 24/7 and removing the item when you sleep or are engaged in an activity that may cause damage to your item. I also highly suggest yearly maintenance on your new-to-you piece. Contact me if you have any questions regarding maintenance and proper cleaning of your new-to-you piece.
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