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Old 11-29-2020, 06:31 PM
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Talking I Found a Gold Ring!! (Sort of)

Look at this! I found this large antique ring at someone from my church's house! It looks like it's made of gold, but the inside is silver-colored. The ring looks like it had been sautered before. It may be a gold overlay. The owner did a bad job at the soldering. It's pretty rough. The ring has no markings on the inside that say what kind of gold it is.
The inside of the ring has the name or brand; Elliott Phila and some cursive writing I can't read. The last gold ring I've found was around three or four years ago!

Now I can edit my signature to 2 pieces of gold!
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Old 11-29-2020, 06:32 PM
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Here's one more...
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Old 11-29-2020, 06:52 PM
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Looks good to me! Someone might have tried resizing it and used silver solder for the joint. Congrats, looks heavy too!

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Old 11-29-2020, 08:37 PM
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Very unique ring.
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Old 12-02-2020, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by SmirkAtTheMerc View post
Look at this! I found this large antique ring at someone from my church's house! It looks like it's made of gold, but the inside is silver-colored. The ring looks like it had been sautered before. It may be a gold overlay. The owner did a bad job at the soldering. It's pretty rough. The ring has no markings on the inside that say what kind of gold it is.
The inside of the ring has the name or brand; Elliott Phila and some cursive writing I can't read. The last gold ring I've found was around three or four years ago!

Now I can edit my signature to 2 pieces of gold!
Huge congrats man! Thatís awesome

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Iíd say itís on the up and up. After all good things happen in Phildelphia!

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Congrats on the ring

the cursive may be initials

here's another ring that has the same marking

https://hkkeller.hibid.com/lot/68481...hs-class-ring/

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Old 12-02-2020, 12:11 PM
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Congrats on the ring

the cursive may be initials

here's another ring that has the same marking

https://hkkeller.hibid.com/lot/68481...hs-class-ring/
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Very interesting ring, congrats!

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The ring is most likely rolled gold on top of silver or some other base metal...the back of the ring gave it away for me. Its old for sure... I have found many like that the gold was on top of silver...

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Looks very nice and a interesting save. Unfortunately I don't think it's solid gold and that is just my Opinion....I hope I'm wrong....... During the late 1800's they started applying thin layers of gold over a cheaper metal base. I've found a few rings like that, some were marked Hand Laid gold, some Rolled gold. Some unmarked also, found several small crosses the same. The gold is way thicker than plating, so thick you can pull it off. The good is it's does not have a fineness mark which may put the age of the ring before 1906.

See if I can find a picture of one of my rings that is the same.

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Old 12-03-2020, 10:25 AM
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Looks very nice and a interesting save. Unfortunately I don't think it's solid gold and that is just my Opinion....I hope I'm wrong....... During the late 1800's they started applying thin layers of gold over a cheaper metal base. I've found a few rings like that, some were marked Hand Laid gold, some Rolled gold. Some unmarked also, found several small crosses the same. The gold is way thicker than plating, so thick you can pull it off. The good is it's does not have a fineness mark which may put the age of the ring before 1906.

See if I can find a picture of one of my rings that is the same.
Yes, I think it's just a gold overlay. At least it's better than a gold plating!

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Yes, I think it's just a gold overlay. At least it's better than a gold plating!
You can peel the gold off... I did it on a ring and they paid me for it where I deal...

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Old 12-03-2020, 05:05 PM
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That is one heck of a cool old ring!

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Old 12-03-2020, 05:43 PM
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A ring is a ring!

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I agree. I found my first ring last weekend, which was some cheap aluminum ring, likely from the 30s-40s, that had a name engraved on it. Not worth anything from a financial perspective, but priceless to me.

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Old 12-04-2020, 11:46 AM
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I was very excited over my first gold ring even though it was heavy plating still yours is very old and cool.


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