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Victorian Ring with Green Mystery Stone

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kimkaler

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Wondering if any of you have a guess as to what type of stone might be in this ring - it''s an antique gold ring, with British hallmarks and has 3 moss green colored stones that definitely have some scratching. Thanks!
 

LD

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Is it clear/opaque etc etc?

If it''s clear then it could well be a synthetic stone. If it''s opaque it could be an Agate. Would love to see some pics and then it might be easier to answer.
 

chrono

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It could be anything with your vague desciption. A close up picture would be extremely helpful. Could you also describe the hallmark?
 

kimkaler

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It has a London hallmark (looks like a cat head) and what looks to be a fairly old date letter "q" and also C & TJ.
 

LD

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A cat's head in a shield (with no crown on the cat) denotes a London hallmark from 1821 onwards.

A small lower case q represents a date and could be one of the following (and it depends on the type of script):

1871
1911
1931 - this is my bet for the style of the ring.
1971

Have a look at this website and see if you can match the typeface

http://www.horologia.co.uk/hallmarks2.html

The way the edge of the table has abraded suggests it's a synthetic stone but it's very difficult to tell. If you take it in to a local jeweller they should be able to test to see if it's a real or synthetic gemstone.
 
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