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tailormarc
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05 February 2018 01:20 pm

Hey guys,
While digging bottles from a very old rubbish pit i found this very old looking ring. It was a little grubby but after a soak in strong hydrofloric acid it came up looking great. As far as i know most rings pre 1900 were never stamped and after 1900 it became law to stamp purity on them.
I gave it a scan under my x terra 705 and it comes up the same numbers at my 22ct ring so um hoping its 18ct or 22ct rose gold.
I will try to find a way to get it tested and post results

25205073257_ee8acd54ff_z.jpgVery old 1800's gold ring in the bottle dump!!! by Marc Russo, on Flickr

40044203282_48025dedde_z.jpgVery old 1800's gold ring in the bottle dump!!! by Marc Russo, on Flickr

25205081457_8932d7e6f8_z.jpgVery old 1800's gold ring in the bottle dump!!! by Marc Russo, on Flickr

40077247611_98abc23740_z.jpgVery old 1800's gold ring in the bottle dump!!! by Marc Russo, on Flickr

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#2

samrota
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05 February 2018 04:43 pm

Nice find


Gpz 7000

#3

Detectist
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05 February 2018 07:43 pm

What a great find.

Congrats!

#4

pete165
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05 February 2018 08:53 pm

Yes it looks like rose gold. Great find mate. Take it to a jeweller/apraiser and see what they say. smile smile

#5

Heatho
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06 February 2018 07:51 am

Well done Marc, that's a great find! thumbsup


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#6

tailormarc
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07 February 2018 10:56 am

Damm, had it tested at Perth mint yesterday, conclusion.... Not gold. Alloy of copper, brass & nickle

#7

tailormarc
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07 February 2018 10:57 am

Had me fooled haha

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Smoky bandit
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07 February 2018 11:24 am

Me too yikes


No pain No gain..

#9

DetectingSA
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07 February 2018 11:32 am

Another great find from yourself, well done mate. Every time you post some finds I know it's going to be something drool worthy big_smile

And I like the style you take your photos in, always on the dark brick with a sprinkle of soil. Works really well thumbsup


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Wishfull
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07 February 2018 12:59 pm

Still its a cool ring. thumbsup


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#11

treasureman
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16 March 2018 05:06 pm

what colour was it when it first came out of the ground? I found one very similar (same size and same design) it cleans up just the same colour (rose gold) but I think mine is copper

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goldtrapper
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09 November 2018 12:39 am

tailormarc wrote:

Damm, had it tested at Perth mint yesterday, conclusion.... Not gold. Alloy of copper, brass & nickle

Do you mind if I ask how much the test cost please?

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tailormarc
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09 November 2018 11:20 am

goldtrapper wrote:
tailormarc wrote:

Damm, had it tested at Perth mint yesterday, conclusion.... Not gold. Alloy of copper, brass & nickle

Do you mind if I ask how much the test cost please?

Its free, went in to ask as if it was gold i could sell so they test for free

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liliane
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17 November 2018 09:40 pm

lol hello , good read


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