This is my haul of rings from a weekend in Prague. All interesting, most vintage, and all at great prices. It became the quest of the trip--finding rings, more rings, what about the rings??? In and out of vintage stores--maybe there's some down this street? Did we already do this shop? So. Many. Rings.
First up is an Edwardian stunner in 9k gold with violet sapphires most unusually set. I like how the bottoms of the stones are exposed and look like jagged teeth. I think it's remarkably modern for the time. And the color of the stones is so unusual. I'm not entirely sure they're not some kind of color-change sapphire, because I swear sometimes they are more purple-y, sometimes more grey, sometimes more pink. Or maybe it's just my crazy rainbow vision.
Next up in another unusual setting. This time it's a garnet set in silver, probably '60s era. It's a good stacker.
Speaking of stackers, this is a vintage garnet 14k jam. The man at the antique store explained that many of the garnets now come from other places, but Bohemia used to be the spot for these stones. It's hard to see from the photo, but the stones are set with the pointy side up.
I forgot to photograph this guy on his own, but I couldn't leave without getting a little amber number, too. This one's a rounded square, set in sterling.