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18K mark not necessarily Russian forgeries
by: Anonymous

The ring actually appears to be marked as 18K, although hallmarks can be more a guarantee of minimum content rather than an exact measure. The marks appear to have been applied a little differently than by using the usual punch type, but they are perfectly consistent with Egyptian marks & there is no reason to leap to the conclusion they are Russian forgeries. For more information:

http://www.ebay.com/gds/Egyptian-Hallmarks-/10000000178591804/g.html

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egyptian markings
by: Anonymous

Actually they are fun heroglyphics. I have a ring with similar middle marking (the bird) on my ring and it appears to be a essay mark from russia. I had my ring to an egyptologist and he is the one who told me they were not real heroglyphics. His father though was a antiquities dealer from new york and he told me the ring was from russia dated 1850's to 1880's. He said that in russia they used these markings as they were made by hand and to put an actual name on it would have taken to long. Kristen

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Egyptian Hallmark Question
by: Anonymous

Hi Kristen difficult to tell. There is a large crack going through the hallmarks which is a cause for concern in itself and also makes it difficult to see or recognize the marks. One of the hallmarks resembles a seagull which is the Egyptian gold mark (in the centre).

The other hallmarks do not look like arabic date letters from what I can see.
Here is a link to Egyptian date letters (arabic numbers translated to english date numbers).

More Info on Egyptian Gold Hallmarks on Antique Jewelry Investor can be found HERE.

You might like to make further enquiries with the Ministry of Trade and Industry Arab Republic of Egypt.

best wishes,

Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre
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