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Birmingham Assay Office
by: Monica

The first thing I thought of when I heard you had an anchor on the ring was the Birmingham Assay Office. I have put a link to their site below.

http://www.assayofficeuk.com/esh/

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Anchors
by: Anonymous

Back to the drawing board -
Unfortunately it s not Hayden W. Wheeler & Co -

Anchor is upright for maker: Hayden W. Wheeler & Co ( the number of carat varies, on Gold Rings, Manufacturing Jewelers and Watch Importers, New York, NY, USA) ca. 1897 - 1930s.


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Thanks for the speedy responses!
by: Anonymous

Thanks Donna. I'm afraid I don't know the composition of the background material. Yes, it is very pale, almost white on white.

Anonymous - No, the anchor is sideways. Thanks for your input about the W.

Deb

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Is it A Shell Cameo?
by: Donna

Hello Deb

thanks so much for sharing this piece. Amazing condition really, for a ring, which clearly has seen a few years come and go. Shell Cameos generally are not all that suitable for rings, which get a lot of wear and tear.

Do you know what the actual material is made from? It looks very pale and the background of the carving looks like it is a soft coral color? No way would it be made of lava, as it wouldn't have lasted long, it being a ring. I'm thinking maybe it's coral? Best, Donna

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Upright Anchor On Antique Gold Band
by: Anonymous

Hi Deb

one possibility, worth investigating -
Hayden W. Wheeler & Co ( the number of carat varies, on Gold Rings, Manufacturing Jewelers and Watch Importers, New York, NY, USA) ca. 1897 - 1930s.
BTW the anchor is upright.

Warm Wishes
Yvonne

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