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Offline keith

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Posy ring ?
« on: January 22, 2016, 06:44:31 PM »
My better half picked this up today, inscribed 'Where hearts are God will be' does anyone think this might be old and could they be amethysts ? lots of wear but no hall marks, ;D

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Re: Posy ring ?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2016, 06:41:44 AM »
The certainly look like amethysts to me.

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Re: Posy ring ?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2016, 05:14:51 PM »
Ta, she will be pleased, ;D ;D

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Re: Posy ring ?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2016, 05:50:19 PM »
You can get jewellery tested to see if it's a precious metal or not, Keith.  Either get a kit and do it yourself (NB dangerous chemicals are involved so take care if you go down this route), or (safer option) pop into a friendly local jeweller and ask them to take a look.  They can also confirm if the stones are amethysts.

There's an interesting summary of poesy / posy rings here: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fordingtondorset/Files/Glossaryposyrings.html
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Re: Posy ring ?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2016, 05:53:42 PM »
Cheers!
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Re: Posy ring ?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2016, 12:08:29 AM »
Thanks Anne, not sure it's that old but I'll pop in the local jewellers and see what they say,  ;D ;D

 

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