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    Ring Found at Grandmothers House!

    Hello fellow Detectorists,

    I am going to need a little help from the community on this one. So my father and I were out detecting my grandmothers 1940's farm house when I discovered a little present (Pics shown below). I called my dad over when I pulled this potential gem of a ring from the cold soil. Him and I were both trying to look for a stamp or makers mark on the ring hoping that it was gold or silver. We did find a stamp on the inside of the ring the appeared to read "ch 188", but the ring does not seem heavy enough to be a precious metal. Also, I did a magnet test with my 250lb test magnet and no attraction what so ever. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you,

    Hockey Detectorist

    Edit: It appears that it actually reads "IBB CN" which is from the International Bullion & Metal Brokers.
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    I really like the design on the ring and I hope it might be gold.

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    You and me both ha.
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    I believe the CH188 is part of a makers or manufactures mark. Could still be gold.
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    Very nice ring, do you have a testing kit? Perhaps a jeweler can determine the gold content!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor of Engineering View Post
    Very nice ring, do you have a testing kit? Perhaps a jeweler can determine the gold content!
    I do not have a testing kit. I might try and find out this weekend what exactly it might be made of.
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    From the photos it looks like its plated to me....

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    You can do the toilet lid test and there are others on google if you bite it gold will be kind of soft enough to to make a little mark also what does it read on a 250 !!!!!! Im guessing gold from the makers marks inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel322 View Post
    From the photos it looks like its plated to me....
    Agreed.
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    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    You can do the toilet lid test and there are others on google if you bite it gold will be kind of soft enough to to make a little mark also what does it read on a 250 !!!!!! Im guessing gold from the makers marks inside.
    It rang close to a copper penny tone which leads me to believe that it might be a copper ring with some gold plating.

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    Nice find! I agree with the others, it looks plated. But you found a ring! Congrats!
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    Basket weave style ring. It looks copper and may have had a silver or gold plating to it. Looks like it has some mid century age to it. Nice find.
    Could it have been your grandmothers?
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    I agree probably copper with gold plate. Still a nice find . Congrats
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    Cool little ring,,
    Congratulations
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    Quote Originally Posted by neohiodetectorist View Post
    Basket weave style ring. It looks copper and may have had a silver or gold plating to it. Looks like it has some mid century age to it. Nice find.
    Could it have been your grandmothers?
    A good friend told me the CN means copper nickel, so it was probably played. As for it being hers, she said "I would have remembered losing a ring!" Haha

 

 
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