Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals/Hallmark and Bud & Blossom
Crystal wrote at 2008-12-31 02:53:30
I have recently inherited a BUD & BLOSSOM engagement ring too. I know nothing about it except that its from 1930 or earlier. My grandmother had inherited it from her mother. I have a wedding band too, and the wedding date is inscribed in the band dating back to 11/1930. I have never heard of BUD & BLOSSOM, but I'm wondering if it may be local? I'm from the triad of NC if that helps. I'm trying to find something myself.
Cindy wrote at 2009-08-07 15:38:31
I have the same ring inherited by my great grandmother. I had the opportunity to take the ring to the Antiques Roadshow and was told by the appraiser that the ring was made just up the street in NY as the appraisers father's jewelry store. They were actually inexpensive to buy at the time 20's 30's and it didn't appraise for much at the roadsshow. I have passed it down to a daughter to use as her wedding ring.
Beverly wrote at 2009-12-15 03:20:31
i have the same thing and it was my great grandmothers and my grandmother came from Portland oregon but the ring is from a store bud and blossom because we both have i just had the same question so i called my grandma and asked but she didnt call me back yet ill let u know as soon as possible it was to a engagement ring and she lived in washington so maybe from there where is your grandma from ??????????
Jodi wrote at 2010-06-10 08:32:56
I also inherited a ring with the bud&blossom stamped on the inside of the band. It must be the design style.
Annie wrote at 2011-04-08 17:52:08
A ring I inherited also has Bud & Blossom inscribed on the inside with 18K. Neither grandparents were referred to as Bud & Blossom.
Laurie wrote at 2011-05-11 03:47:57
Add me to the group as someone who inherited a ring with that mark. Mine is a simple white gold band; the mark is "Bud & Blossom - ML - 18K - Pat." Based on comments by others, I suspect mine was for a 1928 wedding in Yreka, California [near the Oregon border for those not from the west coast].
kneejerk23 wrote at 2011-06-25 08:34:17
I have just acquired a ring from an antiques sale in Elsecar, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. It is of 18 Carat white gold with inset sapphires and a very good quality diamond of about 1/5th of a carat. The ring also has the markings BUD&BLOSSOMML 18K PAT. This hallmark doesn't give the date away but the styling of the ring does. I am quite sure it dates from 1920 - 1935. Unusually the rings foliate pattern goes all the way around the band which is very attractive but hinders resizing somewhat.
I am fairly certain that BUDBLOSSOM is the mark of the jeweller. This ring is cast gold i.e it is not handmade. The mould would have been used many times. To make a ring of this intricacy by hand would have increased it's price dramatically. Anyway I hope this has thrown some light on the subject, thanks, John.
victoria wrote at 2012-11-05 22:54:32
I was going through our grandmother's old papers in NC and found a sales brochure from "Bud & Blossom" for Wedding and Diamond Rings. It was from Bud and Blossom Products CO 36 West 47th St New York City. The rings ranged from $10 for white gold to $200 for diamond iradium platinum. You chose your mounting, measured your size based on the paper ring sizer and then mailed in your order. Booklet is copyright 1928.
Hope this is helpful to all of you.
Brad wrote at 2015-01-17 06:52:33
I just saw this post from 2006 and I also have a ring that says bud and blossom inside, I am from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and I cannot find anything out about it. Have you learned anything more.