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I just want to know...
by: Mia Huang

I just want to make sure this ring is made by 18 karat solid gold, not gold plated...thank you again!!!

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Thank you:)
by: Mia Huang

Sorry to confused you:) I missed a letter in this sentence. It's "Victoria head mark":)
So you think this ring is 18 carat gold? That's what antique dealer tell me, until I saw your website, the Lion head, surprise me, so I came here to ask:)

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Lions and Leopards and Antique Wedding Rings
by: Gabrielle

Hi Mia

UK marks are mostly 3-5 marks, not necessarily aligned the same. Marks include maker's mark, town mark, standard (purity) mark, date letter and duty mark.

If the antique wedding ring is dated 1839 and it is from the UK which is likely if it has the full set of hallmarks -
I'm pretty certain the ring would be made of 18 carat gold. Traditionally 18 carat gold was used for wedding rings in the UK. It also has a high carat gold look to it.

The Leopard head (which is often mistaken for the lions head) is the London Town mark and if the ring is post 1822 the Leopard will be uncrowned.

I'm not sure what you mean by "Victia head mark" - could you explain this mark in more detail.

Cheers Gabrielle

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