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Antique Men's Ring | Anchor mark and K
by: Anonymous

Hi Heather, sounds to me like the anchor on the side followed by letter K is the maker' mark, not the Birmingham assay office and a date letter.

Examine "W.D in script" closely; could it be the initials of a previous owner? Does it look like the initials are engraved into the metal?

An anchor leaning to the right and followed by capital letter K is the sponsor mark for:

RIPLEY-HOWLAND MFG Co. (on 10K Gold Rings, Manufacturing Jewelers, Boston, MA, and New York, NY, USA) - ca 1887 - 1912

The ring sounds wonderful. I love the fire of bohemian garnets. BTW, fashionable women have been known to purchase men's antique rings and have them re-sized for their own personal use.

best wishes,

Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre
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