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    If this were a diamond I would be so happy.

    Found some nice odds & ends on the second day (30% off) of a sale thrown by my most favorite estate liquidation professionals (I know that sounds sarcastic but I swear it isn't. They are extremely nice and organized and do 4-6 high-end sales a year, almost all of which will have a huge selection of jewelry, much/most will be priced at less than $2, and I often find tons of silver and a little gold even on the last day of a sale). My favorite piece by far is this 14k white & yellow gold solitaire ring. I am flush right now and have been hoarding PMs for a couple of months, therefore no reason to see scrap guys (who are also my "diamond?" guys, I should just get a tester lol) but I'm curious enough that I'll take it to them sometime this week. It's way too flashy for me but it fits like a dream so I have been forced to wear it, something about the super-tall white basket setting is just very appealing. The stone seems to have a slight yellowish/gold tint and is much flashier than any similarly sized costume stone I've encountered. IMO it's still a nice find even if it's not a diamond, it would be pretty neat if it were though.

    EDIT: totally forgot to mention, it came out of a "Rings $5" box so cost me $5 less 30%.

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    14k Plumb ring and highly unlikely it is not a diamond but may be moissanite.

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    Nice find on the ring. I agree with toddbbq that it's more than likely a diamond. While this estate liquidation group is your favorite (& would be mine also) they aren't "professionals" by any stretch of the imagination. A professional estate liquidation group has 2 goals. The 1st is to maximize proceeds & the 2nd is to get rid of everything in a limited time period. If you can consistently buy jewelry for pennies on the dollar they are failing at the first part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddbbq View Post
    14k Plumb ring and highly unlikely it is not a diamond but may be moissanite.
    Agreed. If I was a gambling man Iíd say 50 to 1 itís a diamond

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    Excellent find, and pretty much sure to be a genuine diamond in that setting. I don't know how anyone could pass that one up, and the fact that you got it at a 30 percent discount in a box of cheaply priced jewelry obviously just adds to the elation you must have felt when you realized that you have found something great. Congratulations on a sweet score!

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    Honestly the quality didn't even register until I got home and started examining stuff more closely! When I first pulled it out of the box I just noted the 14KP mark and handed it off to go with the rest of my selections. I have been burned enough times by a seller noticing me noticing something that I maintain a pretty solid poker face when I'm on the hunt. I am pretty taken with it though, and right after I made this post I found a very similar ring on Ruby Lane: https://www.rubylane.com/item/514555...ement?search=1 .
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    I agree with the others. I wonder if that setting is white gold, or possibly platinum? I've only found plumb gold a couple of times. The "P" is what throws people off. They see that and think plated.

    Sweet find.

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    Very nice find, congratulations!

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    If it was platinum it would be marked PT
    The P does mean plumb and that means it is a full 14K.
    By law a jewelry company can mark 14K but they can really make it 13K. They probably paid off some politicians to pass that law.
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    at yard sales I am dollardan

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberdan View Post
    If it was platinum it would be marked PT
    Yes and would be represented as a decimal. I also know what plumb gold is. I was talking about the prongs of the setting only, the color appears white in the photos.
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    I disagree Cyberdan. Platinum is used for the prongs for strength and many yellow gold diamond rings have PLAT prongs but only markings are for the gold.

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    For what you paid for it. It’s a great find. Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by xr7ator View Post
    I disagree Cyberdan. Platinum is used for the prongs for strength and many yellow gold diamond rings have PLAT prongs but only markings are for the gold.
    Good to know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GibH View Post
    Yes and would be represented as a decimal.
    Yes, but not always. I was at a yard sale and rummaged through a kid's jewelry box. Found a dull silvery looking band ring. I asked how much and the lady said $1. I paid and happily went to my car to get a better look at the inside. Only two letters PT (so I assumed 95%)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GibH View Post
    I agree with the others. I wonder if that setting is white gold, or possibly platinum? I've only found plumb gold a couple of times. The "P" is what throws people off. They see that and think plated.

    Sweet find.
    I remember finding a huge men’s ring with a giant diamond (the ring was a gaudy monstrosity) but it was $1 so I took a shot. After I looked in the band, I saw the 14KP and thought it was plated. Good thing I took it to my jeweler and he educated me on the plumb makings! Unfortunately the stone was a CZ but I learned something that day.

 

 
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