Is this Ring Gold!? Today’s interesting acquisition.

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I found this tiny child’s ring with the inscription “pebble” on it
I’m thinking it might be a low carat gold But I’m not quite sure. The 10 karat acid I have dissolved quickly, on the touchdown. I applied a 10 carat as it directly to the peace and it has a very intriguing pattern. There is no hallmark, the ring looks very old. Does anybody have any experience with any rings that look like this? 80F943E7-DFA3-46C5-AA3F-87AA23C5382D.jpeg 3A5DD9E0-9EE5-4DAB-951E-8E506ECA5019.jpeg F381D92C-CD2B-482D-99A7-924C4D20BED6.jpeg
 
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I haven’t seen one like it but it does have the look of gold. Some older rings are 9 karat and this does look to have some age to it. Plus I have never seen an engraved plated ring.
 
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My thoughts as well. Thanks for your input. :icon_thumright:
 

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Was it exactly that color when it came out, no cleaning?
 
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No, the engraved area has not been cleaned. The other areas have had the 10k acid applied to it.
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I haven’t seen one like it but it does have the look of gold. Some older rings are 9 karat and this does look to have some age to it. Plus I have never seen an engraved plated ring.
I have found a lot of engraved plated rings in my time - the engraving looks like it was done with a dremel tool possibly - it does not look that old
this is from a guy that has found close to over 1000 gold rings in over 40+ yrs of hunting
it could be 9k - i have found like 5 9ks in my time - i also found a ring that was 8k and a cross marked 8k/925
9k tends to discolor depending what kind of soil/water it is found
9k can take on a coppery color and will turn green some times like a lated ring does if in the ground/ water long enough
that outside pattern looks suspicious
 

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It looks to me like the letters were cut with a pantograph machine. Gary
is that what they use at mall shop engravers? cause thats what it looks like to me
 
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The pattern is what gets me curious, it's uniform on the entire piece including the inside. Most likely with a dremel tool as the engraving is quite lite. This was found in a sand filled playground with a higher retention of moisture due to its position relative to the morning sun. Sure is a neat little ring. Glad to save it. Did you ever find any that were without hallmark?
 
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Awesome personal item recovery! :occasion14:
 

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Take it to a jeweler either way nice find Im guessing its gold
 

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I do not believe this ring is gold. Green? Disappeared under 10K acid Bad signs my friend
 

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The pattern is what gets me curious, it's uniform on the entire piece including the inside. Most likely with a dremel tool as the engraving is quite lite. This was found in a sand filled playground with a higher retention of moisture due to its position relative to the morning sun. Sure is a neat little ring. Glad to save it. Did you ever find any that were without hallmark?
NO ..ALL MY 9Ks WERE MARKED - SINCE THEY ARE USUALLY FROM THE UK - THEY HAVE OTHER HALLMARKS AND USUALLY STAMPED 375 (9k)
 

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It doesn't appear to be cut with a rotary tool such as a Dremel due to the ridges that have been pushed up along edges of the entire letter pattern. It appears to have been scribed/carved in which explains the deformation of material, rather then cutting of material as would be achieved with a high speed rotary tool with a carbide or HSS(high speed steel) bit.
 

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