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Author Topic: Found a gold ring an old beach still wonder how old this ring could be ?  (Read 328 times)

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Offline Computer technician

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I found  it this  summer with Equinox 800  beside old rock on the beach
No marks inside
It seems to be military one  , "Seahorse holding a bayonet   hand  engraved " just my opinion
or could be a dragon , still trying to find something familiar online  but i do not see  anything close to this .
Maybe it is magical one  <-star-> <-idea-> I got the power now  [-1st-]    [!!DANCE!!]

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Sweet find!

Nicely done, and all the best,

Lanny

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Thanks Lanny 8)

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I would say, based on absolutely no credible knowledge, that it is a sea horse with a sword. 

Almost the sort design of a  ring used to "Seal" a letter with Sealing Wax many hundreds of years ago (although they are still available for sale today). 

 https://www.macys.com/shop/product/degs-sal-mens-spartan-signet-ring-in-sterling-silver?ID=5363542&CategoryID=21176&isDlp=true

Just thinking out loud.   <-hypnotized->

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Hi, new here! I believe if you look up signet ring, there are some archives as to what significance the seal is. Sometimes they're family crests, military units, unique to a certain group, etc. Have you looked for hallmarks inside the band of the ring? You would need a loupe most likely.

There is often the gold designation inside, 14k 18k or if it's a series of numbers, it's likely European and you can find out gold quantity by looking it up online. Sometimes there's also a maker's hallmark in the form of initials, logo, or series of numbers and shields, in the case of British rings. Each country has their own set of criteria for gold.

If the markings are on the outside of the band, the part that would be under your hand/finger, it's most likely Soviet era.For identification of the seal (not necessarily possible) you can look that up too. Pinterest often has a ton of images you can sift through. There are some good hallmark databases, or just searching for the markings can bring up sales sites with something similar and if the seller is proficient at antique jewelry, can often help.

Good luck and what an amazing find!

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It is 14k  I tested it.

Unfortunately  there is no marks inside   or its been resized by  goldsmith   & He did   cut  the stamps out .
Who knows :)

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Good guess Joe  <-good_>
Probably it is   Antique  Men Heraldic Ring
 
it is similar to this one  below,  just design is different
It must be old at least 100 years or so

https://imgur.com/VFg8xRe

 


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