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Ring - W.B
by: Jacqui

I inherited a ring in 1971 from my English Grandmother. It appears like it is rose gold?? It has the initials W.B in a retangle with <> on each end of the retangle. I think it has been sized as there is no other information. It has a smoky square stone.

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18k wb
by: Anonymous

Found a ring that has 18k wb stamped inside. Is this worth anything?

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14 k WB
by: Anonymous

I have just discovered a club style pin with the same mark. After reserching I found out that the W.B. stands for Weinman Brothers from N.Y. I also discovered a Masonic ring made by the same co. Hope this helps.

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Wb
by: Mike

Wb is the Weinman Brothers TM , also used in the " Generation 1912 " line

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Topaz Gold Ring
by: Anonymous

Hi Jo thank you for writing in with the following question:

"I've just purchased a ring from america and want to find out more about it. It's a blue topaz stone with small diamonds surrounding it in an art deco style. Can anyone give me an insight to it's origin date etc from it's marks:

It has '14k' and 'wb' stamped on it, with no shields just plain stamped writing"

Jo if the ring was described to you as "art deco style" it means it is not an antique ring but reproduced in the antique style.

The jewelry mark, "14 k" denotes the gold composition. 14K is common in the US. It means it is 585 (parts per 1000) or 58.5% gold. As I can't tell you anything about the maker's mark without a photo, I'll fill you in on the topaz gemstone.

Usually topaz is yellow, ranging from canary-yellow to orange-yellow sometimes colorless or of a wide range of other colors including PALE BLUE, pale green, pink, golden brown, and sherry-brown. It is very hard on the Mohs Scale.

There is NO commercial synthetic topaz, which is good news, but the term is sometimes applied to Synthetic Corundum.

The name TOPAZ has for centuries been applied to a stone which was found on the Arabian Gulf island of TOPAZOS!

best wishes,
Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre
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