I have a customer that has two Cartier engagement rings, one from
1937 and another from 1967. She would like me to melt down the
platinum and use the metal to make her wedding band. I haven’t found
out what the stamps inside say yet, but I was wondering if any
orchidian would know what type of alloy was used for these rings.
The wedding band will incorporate a filigree center with two wire
bands on the ouside, fabricated, so I could melt and roll the two
seperately if neccessary, then combine them by soldering. Other
Is there anybody in Philadelphia that would’t mind having a look at
the stamps in these rings for me?
Also, would it be a mistake to melt down these rings. Do these rings
have a value greater than the intrinsic value of the metal. Thanks
for any and all expertise that can be offered.