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    Antique Emerald, Diamond, Gold Ring, Bailey, Banks & Biddle
    The ring features a square-shaped emerald-cut emerald measuring 6.82 x 6.50 x 4.00 mm and weighing approximately 1.00 carat, accented by European-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.85 carats, set in 18k gold, marked BB&B. Gross weight 4.20 grams.
    Size: 8 (sizeable)

    Property of a Pennsylvania Lady




    Condition Report*:

    Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): European-cut
    Count: 1 - 25

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Emerald
    Shape(s): Emerald-cut
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Marked BB&B for Bailey, Banks & Biddle. 18K 19201. The emerald is abraded and has nicks. One diamond is chipped beneath prong. Girdle nicks and abrasions to both diamonds. The emerald exhibits a vivid green color. Early 20th century.

    Bailey, Banks and Biddle Co.: Originating in Philadelphia, the firm was known as Bailey & Kitchen, after the founders Joseph Trowbridge Bailey and Andrew B. Kitchen. When they opened their doors in 1832, the firm specialized in silverware production. Over the years, the firm expanded, developing interests in jewelry and collectibles. In 1878 Joseph T. Bailey II, George Banks, and Samuel Biddle entered into a partnership, renaming the business Bailey, Banks and Biddle. In 1962, the firm became an important component of the Zales group.

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