Gold hallmarks

Hannah has a gold ring which was her grandmother’s wedding ring. The hallmarks were too small to read so I decided to photograph the ring with my macro setup. I’ve messed with the contrast and sharpness of this picture – it’s not an artistic photograph, it’s just to aid the readability of the hallmarks.

Ring

According to a gold hallmark identification wizard, this ring…

SH

…was made by a jeweller with initials SH
…was hallmarked prior to 1975 and is 22 carat gold
…was assayed in Birmingham
…was hallmarked in 1863

Hannah was surprised to see that it was as old as 1863, and might mean it was a family heirloom that was passed down the generations. Who knows!

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