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mouse65

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Hi,
I was wanting to see if anyone might have any information concerning the ring in these pictures. It was my grandfather's and has a cat's eye setting in it. I apologize for the poor quality of the photos.


I have searched online and have not found anything like it.
Ring1.jpg Ring2.jpg Ring3.jpg

Thanks,
Jason
 

OoohShiny

Ideal_Rock
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If the stampings are readable, you might be able to confirm the gold content and perhaps the maker, although they are often indistinct due to wearing over time.
 

mouse65

Rough_Rock
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Hi,
Thank you for your suggestion. As you can see in the below picture, it is stamped as 14K, and has a marking that I have not been able to find online.
ring.jpg ring2.jpg

Thanks Again,
Jason
 

LilAlex

Shiny_Rock
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Stamp looks awfully fresh -- did he ever wear it?

Based upon the "make" of the ring, I would guess tiger eye and not chrysoberyl.
 

mouse65

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Apparently, by the lack of wear, it looks like he didn't wear it much. It was inherited by my father in 1972, so I can't imagine it being any newer than the 1950's, and possibly from the 1930's or older. After researching the difference between cat's eye and tiger's eye, I would agree that it's almost certainly tiger's eye. I was always drawn to the pattern of the ring, almost a giraffe pattern, and haven't found anything like it.
Thanks!
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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i really like men's jewlery and even though your grandad didn't wear it much i still love that it was his
have you worn it at all ?
its very striking
i wonder who he inherited it from
 

mouse65

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Thank you! I have not worn it much, but I might just have to start wearing it for special occasions.
 

VRBeauty

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The makers stamp reminds me of Totem symbolism from the Pacific Northwest. Any chance this ring might be a souvenir from a trip to Alaska or Canada?
 
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