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    Sterling silver ring? Stamped with a W

    I found this ring at a house that was from the 1800's and was used as a residence for people who worked at a hospital up the hill. I suspect sterling silver because it came out of the ground as if it were in the box and the ground was muddy. It is stamped with a W but no .925 or anything else. I searched this site and googled but haven't found anything like this W. Is this sterling and can anyone ID the trademark? Even if it's current it's a pretty ring. The stone is pink though it looks purple in the photo. Thanks for the help.
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    Beautiful ring and I would agree it looks like silver.

    With no markings, I'd test with the 18k gold acid. The scratching would turn beautiful blue Test kits are very inexpensive.
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    There is a "W" inside the band. It's in the second picture. I can't find the maker....or what the W stands for. Thank you.

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    Looks like silver to me. Nice ring. Should clean up nice. Congrats

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    That a great find. Congrats.
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    I would say it pre-dates whatever law or rule requires the sterling or purity stamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce R View Post
    I would say it pre-dates whatever law or rule requires the sterling or purity stamp.
    That's exciting if that is the case. I thought it might be. That law went into effect in the US in 1906.

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    That’s beautiful.
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