Beautiful hand crafted forged brass French table scale 18th Century. The name scales derives from the pair of scales or dishes in which objects to be weighed and the weights / masses against which to weigh them are placed. The Oxford English Dictionary defines scales as “Apparatus for weighing. The oldest evidence for the existence of weighing scales dates to c. 2400-1800 B.C.E. in the Indus River valley (modern-day Pakistan)
Estate custom made large solid 750 18kt gold ring, has 12 fine diamonds , weighs 9.2 grams and sz 8.5 ring. It is 1/2″ wide. There are designer hallmarks inside ring. 18-karat gold is 18 parts gold to 6 parts alloys, or 75 percent gold. The 750 marking is a European marking for 18k.
1900 Victorian 10kt gold ruby ring with original celluloid box. Victorian era jewelry was elegant and romancing with lots of emotion. The elegance of royalty was the design of emulation of the Queens and wealthy. There was very fine jewelry and mid-level costume. All was hand crafted and was art form at its best.