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iconnumber posted 10-13-2005 11:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for huettep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am curious about a ring that I have been wearing for the last 20 years or so and hoped some help could be offered as to the marks.

It is a rustic looking ring stamped with STERLING followed by a mark with an S overlaying a W. The ring has a thick band (exactly 8/10 cm)and has a cross hatched design around it. The edges are sort of hammered so that the ring is actually a polygon rather than a true circle. (Sorry, I haven't any pictures.)

I have had a lot of compliments when I wear it, but have no idea of its origins. I know it is at least 40 - 50 years old.

Any information would be greatly appreciated!

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iconnumber posted 10-13-2005 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Without clear closeup photos of the marks and a photo of the overall ring it would be very difficult to say much.

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iconnumber posted 10-13-2005 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Patrick Vyvyan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kimo is absolutely right about our need for images - however, meanwhile one possibility is William Sprating of Taxco, Mexico. Check out for an ample selection of his marks from different periods.

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