Stamped Ring

Hunk-a-lead

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Found this ring on a 1930s permission. She is no looker and I thought a junker for sure. While cleaning it, I saw the 16K00 stamped on the inside.

Looking for help on the ID. Holding out a glimmer of hope that it might be something better that costume. Thanks as always for the assist and HH. PKQA2990[1].JPG IMG_1250[1].JPG
 

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jewelerguy

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of course I'm looking at pictures, but based on what I see I lean towards it being real. Not all gold comes out shiny. I've seen gold rings that were dug that had a patina from the ground being acidic or heavily fertilized. Based on the type of stamping, in my opinion it dates pre-1930's
 
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of course I'm looking at pictures, but based on what I see I lean towards it being real. Not all gold comes out shiny. I've seen gold rings that were dug that had a patina from the ground being acidic or heavily fertilized. Based on the type of stamping, in my opinion it dates pre-1930's
thanks! you are giving me hope
 

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Nice Find. Congrats ! Here's an interesting link about 16k gold.
"16k gold is a type of gold that is found in some antique jewelry items such as chains, rings, and pendants"
"This type of gold, while not always easy to find, is a good option for jewelry because it's durable yet it still looks great. It contains 33.3% alloy but it should be fine for those with skin sensitivity."

" Not always easy to find "
 
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Nice Find. Congrats ! Here's an interesting link about 16k gold.
"16k gold is a type of gold that is found in some antique jewelry items such as chains, rings, and pendants"
"This type of gold, while not always easy to find, is a good option for jewelry because it's durable yet it still looks great. It contains 33.3% alloy but it should be fine for those with skin sensitivity."

" Not always easy to find "
yay for the home team! thanks so much
 

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Found this ring on a 1930s permission. She is no looker and I thought a junker for sure. While cleaning it, I saw the 16K00 stamped on the inside.

Looking for help on the ID. Holding out a glimmer of hope that it might be something better that costume. Thanks as always for the assist and HH. View attachment 2017670 View attachment 2017671
Have you tried lemon juice on the outside of the band to clean it up some?
 

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Found this ring on a 1930s permission. She is no looker and I thought a junker for sure. While cleaning it, I saw the 16K00 stamped on the inside.

Looking for help on the ID. Holding out a glimmer of hope that it might be something better that costume. Thanks as always for the assist and HH. View attachment 2017670 View attachment 2017671
A nice and unusual ring. Congratulations!
 

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