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    Ring Amazing old gold ring!

    Okay guys, I don't even have words anymore... I found something crazy yesterday, I don't know yet for sure how old this gold ring is but my best estimate is 17th or 18th century. Here are the pics:

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    And here is link for the video. Video is in Finnish but you can still see better those details in ring and you can see and feel my excitement when I found it

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    I agree with you, a good chance it's 17th C.
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    Beautiful ring! The scroll work is stunning. I'd like to know how they made the background black. I've never seen that treatment on gold before. Gary

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    OH POIKA! Mikä kaunis kultasormus elpyminen. Onnittelut.
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    OH BOY! What a beautiful gold ring recovery. Congrats.
    Is that black enamel highlights on the ring?
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    beautiful ring.

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    Beautiful ring Ramsundi! That black inlay is very pretty.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    I agree with you, a good chance it's 17th C.
    Crusader, I don't know anything about figuring out the age of rings and jewelry. Can you pass on a little knowledge please on what leads you to believe it's 17th century?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddsPoint View Post
    Beautiful ring! The scroll work is stunning. I'd like to know how they made the background black. I've never seen that treatment on gold before. Gary
    What a beautiful ring!

    I suspect this is gold 'niello'. It's a a technique developed in antiquity that saw a revival in the Roman period, was highly popular during the Renaissance in Europe and was still being used in Victorian times. After engraving, a paste containing a mixture of powdered sulphur, copper, silver, and lead (with variations on that composition) was rubbed into the relief areas of the piece and then heated at a temperature lower than the melting point for the gold. Sometimes in an open flame. The niello fused into a black enamel-like coating and was polished back to leave a contrasting 'inlay' to the gold. Enamelling ultimately replaced the niello technique because enamels were easier to work with and produced a wider range of colours.

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    Well Done indeed voting Banner..Congratulations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramsundi View Post
    Okay guys, I don't even have words anymore... I found something crazy yesterday, I don't know yet for sure how old this gold ring is but my best estimate is 17th or 18th century. Here are the pics:



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    And here is link for the video. Video is in Finnish but you can still see better those details in ring and you can see and feel my excitement when I found it
    What is the engaging say on the inside of the band-translation?
    That alone in the written script tell the era it was made.
    Banner find-for sure!
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    Very nice looking ring

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    Red-Coat Want to thank you for that detailed description of how they mixed different metals together to get that beautiful design on that ring I learned alot today thats amazing

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    Great Find!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by islamoradamark View Post
    Red-Coat Want to thank you for that detailed description of how they mixed different metals together to get that beautiful design on that ring I learned alot today thats amazing
    You're welcome. I could be wrong of course. This is typical niello work on the shank of a c.17th Century signet ring.

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    Wow That’s awesome. Good job!
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