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TonyK

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Hello all! This is an exciting day because it is my first ring discovery. Found it along the Oregon coast inside a rocky cove with a small sandy beach area at about 18" deep beneath a rock. It looks old, but who knows these days with all the retro items out there. It's metal, but not ferrous, possibly tarnished silver? This is the same area I've been finding old spikes and nails, among other iron objects. Any help identifying the symbols is appreciated. KIMG0007.JPG KIMG0009.JPG KIMG0008.JPG KIMG0010.JPG KIMG0011.JPG
 
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Back-of-the-boat

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Congratulations on your first ring find. I would think it is tarnished silver also. Hopefully the first of many more to come.
 

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I think I see a 925 stamp inside the ring. Nice!
 

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Hi Tony

The design is based on what are called "Celtic knots". Not much prospect of dating it without a maker's mark. These are traditional patterns that have been in use for a very long time and are a popular choice for new agers and the hipster generation today. Widely available from contemporary jewellers.

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Looks like it should clean up nicely.
 
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TonyK

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Red-Coat, Thanks for the info!!
 

Red-Coat

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Red-Coat, Thanks for the info!!

You're welcome. One other thing to know. In the US there was no requirement to put a maker's mark (responsibility mark) on jewellery with a purity indication until 1961. So if, after cleaning it up, you can see no maker name or trademark alongside "Sterling" then it's at least before that date.
 

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That's an awesome first ring! Congrats! I love the design!
 

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If you air test with your equinox it should ring up in the quarter range of 29 to 33 to confirm silver. Some easy chemistry can restore its look.
 

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You can also put it on top of an ice cube and it should start melting into the ice cube pretty quickly. Silver has a thermal conductivity of 428 watts per meter Kelvin higher than gold and copper.
 

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big time gratz on the first ring! A beauty at that........
 
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TonyK

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Red-Coat, the only stamp I can find is the 925 (92.5% silver) on the inside. I did find an identical ring on Etsy for sale that was marketing it as "rare" and the last one in stock. However, there was no history on the manufacturer, date, etc. Thanks again..
 

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Red-Coat, the only stamp I can find is the 925 (92.5% silver) on the inside. I did find an identical ring on Etsy for sale that was marketing it as "rare" and the last one in stock. However, there was no history on the manufacturer, date, etc. Thanks again..

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A great find for you Tony, congratulations! I still have any ring I?ve found but my first (junk) will always be special. Enjoy it.
 

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Red-Coat, the only stamp I can find is the 925 (92.5% silver) on the inside. I did find an identical ring on Etsy for sale that was marketing it as "rare" and the last one in stock. However, there was no history on the manufacturer, date, etc. Thanks again..

No, not rare... that's the seller trying to talk up the price. But without a maker indication a '925' marked ring will at least be vintage (just)... ie before 1961. America began embracing the Sterling standard from the 1860s onwards and the use of the '925' mark as an alternative for the word 'Sterling' generally began in 1906... although I doubt the ring is that old.
 

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A big congrats on finding your first Ring - a very nice one too !
 

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Nice looking ring, congrats!
 

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