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Postby cumbrianswinger » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:33 pm

Hi all,out today and found what i believe to be a gold ring,only problem is it is half encased in tar.Does anybody have any tips on how to soften the tar up for removal,cheers for any help HH Neil
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Re: Gold ring

Postby Oxgirl36 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:48 pm

Best bet is turpentine. And you'd best get us a picture after as I'm intrigued to see what you've got B-)
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Re: Gold ring

Postby fred » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:18 pm

I'd gently heat it (outside) until the ring comes free and then use turps to clean it up. ::g
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Re: Gold ring

Postby cumbrianswinger » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:29 pm

Thanks for replies good people,just an update,after looking through an eye glass there is a green stone in the ring but the substance around it is a resin not tar,cut a piece off and heated it under the grill,it softened the substance then set solid again when cooled.Am going to take it to the jewellers to have a look at. cheers HH Neil
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Re: Gold ring

Postby fred » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:36 am

cumbrianswinger wrote:Thanks for replies good people,just an update,after looking through an eye glass there is a green stone in the ring but the substance around it is a resin not tar,cut a piece off and heated it under the grill,it softened the substance then set solid again when cooled.Am going to take it to the jewellers to have a look at. cheers HH Neil



C'mon this is cruelty - show us a picture! :D
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Re: Gold ring

Postby leslie(nova scotia) » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:38 pm

Be nice to see youz once it is cleaned up. Gold is always a nice scoff!
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Re: Gold ring

Postby cumbrianswinger » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:48 pm

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Re: Gold ring

Postby littleboot » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:11 am

Great find.....will be interesting to see the cleaned up version.
If I were you I'd edit the title of your thread to indicate you have added the photos.
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