Undiscovered ring

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Re: Undiscovered ring

Post by shaggybfc » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:42 am

As Koala has observed, the edge has a 'cast' unfinished look to it. The design is fairly crude, with the pointed claws and what looks like glass inset, I'd go for fairly modernish costume jewellry.
Still a nice find ::g
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Re: Undiscovered ring

Post by Emily » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:53 am

Koala wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:25 am
surprised nobody mentioned the rings flat section with a poorly finished edge.
I’m not 100% sure what you mean.
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Re: Undiscovered ring

Post by Koala » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:35 pm

Emily wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:53 am
Koala wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:25 am
surprised nobody mentioned the rings flat section with a poorly finished edge.
I’m not 100% sure what you mean.
Take a look at the nice rounded edge of the medieval ring you posted

then look at the unfinished edge of yours in photo three

Done will to find it. They don't give much of a signal when there's a break in them ::g

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Re: Undiscovered ring

Post by Emily » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:52 pm

Couldn’t it potentially be a one off ring made for a loved one??
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Re: Undiscovered ring

Post by Bors » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:18 pm

I think before anything as I previously mentioned Emily, you really do need to have a test on it to see if it is, or isn`t made of Gold ,without that your wishing on a star..
IF it is ,then your in with a shout of it being well worth further investigation . IF it isn`t , then some times we just have to swallow the bitter pill of realisation .
But! I sincerely am rooting for you and hope its not going to be a disappointment ,as often lots of what we find sadly do come to be disappointments, and unfortunately its part and parcel of how the game goes.

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Re: Undiscovered ring

Post by Gems53 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:12 pm

Hello Everyone -
Yes, an interesting find -welldone Emerly!
Can I suggest that your jeweller friend do an Acid test on the metal (gold ).
A fairly standard NON- Destructive test that will point you in the right direction.
Also,if the test reveal a high metal ( gold ) content say over 18 carat purity - it is more than likely to be quite old, if lower than 18 ct on the acid test, most likely to be contemporary.
This is also a good indication for the gem.
However, given the amount of surface wear visible on the gem in comparison to the metal, I suggest a softer material than Ruby, possible garnet or paste depending on age of the ring.

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Re: Undiscovered ring

Post by bryan162 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:55 pm

Lovely looking ring well done ::g

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