1.04.2013

1917...


I am fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful and unique things every day. Today as I was studying the hallmarks of this lovely ring I realized how amazing it is to be dating jewellery that has so much history.

Today my focus was this lovely 9CT gold Carnelian signet ring. The Hallmarks on this ring tells us it was made in Birmingham England in 1917. This lovely ring is 96 years old and still beautiful and relevant today!

To put the date into perspective here are a few things that happened in 1917:

January 30th - 1st jazz record recorded (Dark Town Strutters Ball)

February - Russian Revolution, The beginning of the Russian Revolution.

March 15th - Nicholas II, the last Russian Tsar abdicates

March 26th - Stanley Cup: Seattle is 1st US team to win Stanley Cup

April 6th - America enters World War I

April 9th - Vimy Ridge France stormed by Canadian troops

June 28th - Raggedy Ann doll invented

July 17th - British Royal family changes its name from Hanover to Windsor

November 6th - NY allows women to vote


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