is this a gold plated ring?

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is this a gold plated ring?

Post by housed » Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:49 pm

Hihi

Popped down to the beach today for the first time in ages and found this laying on the top of the sand. It looks gold but no hallmark as the inside is oxidised which makes me wonder if it's just gold plated or something. Any help appreciated.

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Re: is this a gold plated ring?

Post by findyaown » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:03 pm

Yes m8 looks gold plated to me. but enough to get the ticker going at first glance . Found a few like this over the years. Better look next time. ::g
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Re: is this a gold plated ring?

Post by former member » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:14 pm

Difficult to tell...pop it in some brick acid or Harpic,that will knock off the crud X:)

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Re: is this a gold plated ring?

Post by Stratman » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:24 pm

Looks too good for standard gold plate, much too thick. My guess would be 9ct on silver ::g When you clean it (could try spit and foil) it will probably be marked on the inside of the band ::g

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Post by housed » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:33 pm

thanks all, going to be a bugger to clean, seriously encrusted!
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Post by alloverover » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:36 pm

housed wrote:thanks all, going to be a bugger to clean, seriously encrusted!
Think you missed slippery's post above housed :D :D ::g

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Post by housed » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:38 pm

hehe cheers, the harpic scares me :)
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Re: is this a gold plated ring?

Post by lord lovell » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:14 pm

should clean up nice maybe 9ct gold and encrusted due to high copper content ::g

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Re: is this a gold plated ring?

Post by LE.JAG » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:29 pm

wrapped in aluminum foil
and boil in a descaler a coffee maker or coarse salt

emerge new come, white or yellow :-O
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Re: is this a gold plated ring?

Post by Redcap » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:44 am

Good find, please let us know you get on with the cleaning ::g

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