Thursday, March 31, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday--Martha Marie Frederick Stark Ring

     Another treasure from my maternal grandmother's estate.  This ring probably dates back to the 1880's and 1890's.  She was born in 1880 and the size of the ring appears to be a child's.  Also, it is engraved "Mattie," her nickname when a child.

     I can't tell what stone it is; however, my guess is a garnet.  It is not her birthstone as she was born in April.  There seem to be stones missing from the setting.  The area surrounding the red stone might have had smaller chips....perhaps diamond chips or extremely small pearls.

     There is no karat marking inside.

© 2011, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser


  1. What a beautiful ring and what a great family heirloom to be passed on.

  2. Agree, totally marvelous! I'm betting pearls, which would have been quite handsome.

  3. What a lovely little treasure - it's so nice that it is engraved with Mattie's name. She must have been very pleased to receive this ring. Jo :-)