An Antique Victorian Paste Ruby and Diamond Ring in 18kt Yellow Gold - Mercy

$235.00

Mercy is a beautiful, petite, red paste stone and diamond ring in 18kt yellow gold. She is so intriguing - 18kt gold hallmarked and yet with glass instead of actual rubies. She is inscribed 1-1-13 and also with the initials R.M.F. to M.D. Clearly she is turn of the century, but is she an engagement ring? A ring from an admirer? She was worn for a long period of time but is still in very good antique condition. The paste rubies are smoothed down but still a vibrant color and one tiny diamond chip is missing. I would ordinarily have this replaced but feel that this ring should remain original. Mercy has never been sized or the inscriptions and hallmarks would have been lost. She really makes your imagination fly free with potential histories of the lovers who were joined by this gift a hundred years ago! Mercy is perfect for the antique jewelry collector or would make a wonderful, completely unique and special gift today!

I do offer sizing for an additional fee, please message me for details!

Will arrive in a beautiful ring box with a fabulous rose colored bow!

- 18kt yellow gold, marked
- inscribed 1-1-13 and R.M.F. to M.D.
- three round red paste stones, the largest is 4.25mm in diameter
- three tiny diamonds
- size 5 3/4
- 2.3 grams

You do have options!:

If you need extra time to pay for a ring, contact me about my layaway plan. You can find the details in the policy section of my shop page or on any item page.

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If you are located outside the US, please read my shipping policies prior to ordering.

Payments

Payment is through Etsy's Direct Checkout which offers many options. If you need to pay in any other way, please contact me. I also accept Etsy Gift Cards!

I do offer layaway on items over $150.00. There is the initial deposit of 1/3 of the total price, which includes shipping and the layaway fee, and is non-refundable should you default on future payments. The layaway fee is $5.00. Length of layaway depends on the cost of the item, but is usually limited to three months. Item will ship once payments are complete. Layaway items are non-returnable. If payments are not made within two weeks of the invoice being sent, the layaway shall be considered cancelled and any monies paid are forfeit. Please send me a convo if you are interested in this option and I will reply with instructions on how to.

I have received several requests to "hold" an item and so I will now offer to hold an item for up to 24 hours only. You just need to send me a convo and let me know when you plan to purchase.

Shipping from United States

I ship within the US via First Class with insurance, unless otherwise noted in the listing or if you choose an upgraded shipping option. Shipping insurance covers the package until it reaches your mailbox. On orders over $750, a signature will be required. I generally ship as soon as I possibly can, often on the same day. If you are having a ring sized, this generally takes about a week.

For customers outside the US, PLEASE READ:
International customers are responsible for all fees associated with shipping to their respective countries. Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient; I have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information. WARNING: Items going to the European Union are subject to very high import taxes (VAT), please consider this before ordering. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond the original delivery estimates. It is against the law and I will not mark an item as a "gift" to avoid any fees.

Refunds

If you are unhappy for any reason, please contact me within 14 days of receipt of your item and we will find a way to make you a happy customer! Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs, but the full price and original standard (not upgraded) shipping will be refunded to domestic buyers, international shipping is not refundable. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value. If you have had a ring sized, the sizing fee is not refundable.

Additional

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ring Sizing

Most rings can be sized up or down 3 or so sizes, in some cases that is not so and I have added that information to the description. It takes my talented bench jeweler about a week to complete the work.

Can an item be returned?

Yes, I offer a 14 day, return for any reason policy. That is from the date of delivery.

What are your layaway terms?

I do offer layaway on items over $150.00. There is the initial deposit of 1/3 of the total price, which includes shipping and the layaway fee, and is non-refundable should you default on future payments. The layaway fee is $5.00. Length of layaway depends on the cost of the item, but is usually limited to three months. Item will ship once payments are complete. Layaway items are non-returnable. If payments are not made within two weeks of an invoice being sent, the layaway shall be considered cancelled and any monies paid are forfeit. Please send me a convo if you are interested in this option and I will reply with instructions on how to.

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