Old gold from the salt. Need makers mark help

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Dug a nice old gold ring at a old saltwater beach yesterday.
Anyone have any idea on age, origin, stone, etc.
The makers mark is tiny and deep so I’m having trouble getting a real good pic, so I’ve also enclosed a video
 

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Looks a bit like a seagull mark, making it Egyptian gold.
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Looks a bit like a seagull mark, making it Egyptian gold.
I haven’t been able to find any Egyptian seagull hallmarks that look like the markings on this ring.
I have had several people on FB suggest the ring may be Egyptian.
 

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What a wonderful find!. It's not a very focused image of that mark and I took a moment looking online at marks within a rectangle shape and there are a few, but without a clearer image it's hard to say. It does look old, like maybe made within the last quarter of the 19th century, still that's really hard to say, being some styles of jewelry can be made today as they were hundreds of years ago. Maybe you can have a jeweler or pawn shop test the grade and knowing what that is might narrow it down if it's something of a non-typical grade of gold in jewelry, such as your 10K or 14k gold. I can say it certainty wasn't produced in America.
 

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Dug a nice old gold ring at a old saltwater beach yesterday.
Anyone have any idea on age, origin, stone, etc.
The makers mark is tiny and deep so I’m having trouble getting a real good pic, so I’ve also enclosed a video
Im wondering what the stone is ? It looks like Larimer......not sure if thats correct spelling ? It is found only in the carribean I think. Its a great find bonepicker !! Congrats.....gotta love the beach !!
 
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Im wondering what the stone is ? It looks like Larimer......not sure if thats correct spelling ? It is found only in the carribean I think. Its a great find bonepicker !! Congrats.....gotta love the beach !!
Thanks buddy. Loving the beach more and more.
Finding more and better gold now that I’m doing beaches.
I was told by some on FB that the stone may be agate or jasper.
 
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What a wonderful find!. It's not a very focused image of that mark and I took a moment looking online at marks within a rectangle shape and there are a few, but without a clearer image it's hard to say. It does look old, like maybe made within the last quarter of the 19th century, still that's really hard to say, being some styles of jewelry can be made today as they were hundreds of years ago. Maybe you can have a jeweler or pawn shop test the grade and knowing what that is might narrow it down if it's something of a non-typical grade of gold in jewelry, such as your 10K or 14k gold. I can say it certainty wasn't produced in America.
Took it to a local jeweler and he believed the Karat gold was not high. He looked at it under a microscope and tried to draw me a picture, but it didn’t look good.
He put it under some viewer that had a tv screen and I made a short video. It was still hard to make out, but when he turned it at certain angles it looked like a bird on the left, and some kind of cross or maybe an angel on the right.
Check out the last attachment, it is a short video, and you will see what i mentioned.
Thanks for taking an interest.
 

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Dug a nice old gold ring at a old saltwater beach yesterday.
Anyone have any idea on age, origin, stone, etc.
The makers mark is tiny and deep so I’m having trouble getting a real good pic, so I’ve also enclosed a video
Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!!
 

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