Featured Garnet & Opal Ring - Mark help

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by BMRT, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. BMRT

    BMRT Jewelry cherry-picker, lover of silver

    A bit of help please? I believe it’s from Birmingham because of the anchor & lion. I can’t find who has those initials and I about strained an eye trying to make out whats going on with the last mark. :hungover: BAC294B0-220F-4897-A99A-98B450CD58A8.jpeg 0A0B29ED-BD13-4419-B2F3-A64D20AC4625.jpeg 0D8C5C2D-D062-4331-A428-256D32708EE7.jpeg

    Here is the rest of her: 657655FD-80FF-45AF-A16E-086DF7AC128D.jpeg B062A339-51D3-4DB7-B78D-46AF2BA39256.jpeg
     
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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    What are the initials as you see them? I see a K and an R. Is there more?
     
  3. BMRT

    BMRT Jewelry cherry-picker, lover of silver

    K & R is what I see too no matter which way I hold it. I thought that could be who made it?
     
  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    In theory that's who made the metal part of the ring and presented it for assay,
     
  5. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Are you sure there is an ampersand between K and R?
     
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  6. BMRT

    BMRT Jewelry cherry-picker, lover of silver

    “K” and “R”. There isn’t an ampersand.
     
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  7. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Just wanted to make sure. I think there has to be another letter - on the left of course, since there's no space on the right. There is no KR maker in Birmingham. Unfortunately there's no way to easily search for _KR.
     
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  8. BMRT

    BMRT Jewelry cherry-picker, lover of silver

    Do you suppose it got bitten off somehow?

    The mark doesn’t look like it would have space for more. It almost looks like a banner of some type.
     
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  9. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I was thinking that part was worn or deformed somehow in the wearing.
     
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  10. BMRT

    BMRT Jewelry cherry-picker, lover of silver

    A great possibility. Hadn’t considered it but your right.
     
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  11. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Just tryin'.....I'd almost say that looks like a smooshed beetle on the far right...... BWDIK......AI Gigapixel program.....it doesn't always clarify well....

    X3ZZZZZZ A99A-98B450CD58A8-edit.jpeg
     
  12. BMRT

    BMRT Jewelry cherry-picker, lover of silver

    I hope you can hear how loud I snorted all the way in whatever corner of the world your in. :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
     
  13. BMRT

    BMRT Jewelry cherry-picker, lover of silver

    But that does show us that last “smooshed beetle” has a clipped upper corner.
     
  14. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Could it be NR? Far right should be a date letter, but seems to be from Chinese year of the smooshed beetle.
     
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  15. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    HAHAHA!!!! Massachusetts!!!!
     
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  16. BMRT

    BMRT Jewelry cherry-picker, lover of silver

    I’m dragging my polish cloth out and giving it a good shine in the morning. See if it doesn’t come out looking like a letter instead of a bug smear. :joyful:
     
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  17. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    @Bakersgma
    I'm not sure jewelers marks would be listed with silversmiths - or would they?
    Agree with Bronwen - the smooshed beetle is the year date.
     
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  18. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Looks like a fake mark from China or elsewhere. Maybe no one else sees what I do,very clear in post#11.
     
  19. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I agree: that's a wannabee mark, the anchor and lion shapes are way off. Cartouches are messy as heck, even if it were badly struck.
     
  20. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is a pretty ring, but I agree with fake marks. The lion has turned into a poodle with a pompom tail, and the smooshed beetle is probably an invention from Guangdong.
    In recent years the Chinese have flooded the market with fake European period style jewellery. I would get everything tested, metal, stones, the lot.
     
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