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Great Grandfather's Ring

Gizmo490

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My mother recently gave me her grandfather's ring. It was completely black when she gave it to me, brass? He died in the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918-19 so it's 100+ years old. Does anyone know anything about? Please don't let it be a racist fraternal order insignia. Thanks for any help you can give me.
 

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I like man bling
and i love grandpa/ grandma jewlery
Are you going to wear it ?
I would if he were my great grandpa
So let me bill this thread for you and see who can help you with info
 

ForteKitty

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My mother recently gave me her grandfather's ring. It was completely black when she gave it to me, brass? He died in the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918-19 so it's 100+ years old. Does anyone know anything about? Please don't let it be a racist fraternal order insignia. Thanks for any help you can give me.
That looks a little like Chinese characters, but I can't quite make out what it says. There's one part that looks like "girl" in the middle.
 

VRBeauty

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I’d also guess Chinese or Japanese characters.

I wouldn’t rule out gold. I’ve seen gold that developed some serious “patina” after sitting in storage for a long time.

it’s a lovely ring, and the characters are truly elegant! I hope you’ll be wearing it!
 
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