πŸ₯‡ BANNER Amazing old gold ring!

Ramsundi

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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 :D

 
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CRUSADER

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I agree with you, a good chance it's 17th C. :occasion14:
 

ToddsPoint

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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
 

pepperj

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OH POIKA! MikΓ€ kaunis kultasormus elpyminen. Onnittelut.:occasion14:
Onko tuo musta emali korostuksia renkaassa?
OH BOY! What a beautiful gold ring recovery. Congrats.
Is that black enamel highlights on the ring?
 

bologna321

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beautiful ring.
 

brianc053

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Beautiful ring Ramsundi! That black inlay is very pretty.

I agree with you, a good chance it's 17th C. :occasion14:

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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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.
 

billb

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Well Done indeed voting Banner..Congratulations
 

pepperj

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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 :D

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!
 

islamoradamark

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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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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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the_mad_cladder

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Wow That’s awesome. Good job!
 

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beautiful, and very old. congrats!
 

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Beautiful ring Ramsundi! That black inlay is very pretty.



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?

Firstly the purity of the gold.
The niello workmanship.
Plus experience.
 

xr7ator

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Wonderful band of yellow goodness! That's gotta be 22k or better. Congratulations on a fantastic find!
 

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