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    It's a ring but...

    I need your help with this hallmark. Found this "silver" ring this evening at the very end of my hunt. It was nearly dark when I recovered this from the plug. The ring weighs 6.84 grams but I do not have an accurate means of determining its volume. It tests at least 800 purity for silver from an acid test using the scrape method. I have never seen a piece with the mark "SILVER SILVER 90" as this has, much less a purity marking on the outside of the band. Perhaps someone else out there has found something like this. With the engraved five-pointed star I was wondering if it may be Masonic. Please respond with your ideas. Thanks much for your help.
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    Last edited by McCDig; Sep 12, 2017 at 10:54 PM. Reason: spelling
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    Silver silver 90 means 90% silver an 10% copper. No idea about the star, though. Nice find!
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    The star looks like it represents a starfish more than a cult logo.
    I'm guessing it was made using coin silver (90%)
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    I agree with starfish versus Satanic cult. 90% of course is coin silver, not sterling and I'd guess Mexican or Caribbean made. Can't tell you precisely why but it strikes me as some from the islands.

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    And ANY ring makes for a good day!
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    It's a party girl beach ring buy, somebody wanted to have a stylish summer. Just a sea star, but congrats on the silver.
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    My thanks to those who took the time to check out this thread and to creskol, Icewing, smokeythecat, and P.ALLEN who ventured a collective ID of " a coin silver ring made outside the U.S. ". I will mark this one solved.
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